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Trifolium

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Trifolium
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Trifolium uniflorum

Have checked it out in my rather battered 'Flowers of Greece and the Balkans' by Oleg Polunin and it seems to tie up, so I'll agree with it.Looks a nice plant!

David J Trevan

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Flowers of Crete

Do you have a copy of Flowers of Crete by Brian Matthew and others.Never been to Crete but travelled quite widely in Northern Greece
and Macedonia when I was a student at Kew in the 1970's collecting alpine plants for Kew.
Brian Matthew was a botanist at Kew and we looked out for Crocus for him which was one of his specialities, envy you living in what must be a very interesting area botanically!Happy New Year!

David J Trevan

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Flowers of Crete

A very happy New Year to you too! Yes, I have recently bought Flowers of Crete (Fielding, Turland and Mathew - I assume that's the one you mean) - a beautiful book. I used it and Blamey/Grey-Wilson's Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean for my ID.

And yes, I am very lucky to live here - even when I can't ID the plants I see, I can admire them and I'm often filled with awe at the glorious variety! But I can still find it in me to envy you your botanical travels!