Aethionema saxatile   Burnt Candytuft

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This plant was so different from plant seen on the Omalos plateau in Crete in 2007 that I didn't recognise it as the same species. While ssp cretica is a low growing in the rocks this one is a verge side plant competing successfully with other plants and easily 10 to 20 cm tall.

Fields near Monte St Angelo, Italy 19th April 2009

Added 18th May 2009, updated 21st Feb 2010, updated 2nd March 2012

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