There are approximately 1750 flowering plants on Crete.

Represented by 93 families and about 654 genera

142 Flowers are introduced or possibly introduced                     =   8.11%

203 Flowers are endemic to Crete                                                = 11.60%

278 Flowers are endemic to Crete, Greece & Greek islands     =15.88%

415 Flowers are enemic to the E. Mediterranean area               = 23.71%

Figures obtained from 'Plant List for Crete' compiled by Lance Chilton


  66 native plants are threatened

183 native plants are protected by Greek legislation.

  23 native plants are protected by the Bern Convention.

  14 native plants are protected by the European Directive

Figures obtained from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Hania (MAICh)