Maryam globetrotting!

Maryam has been in the Eastern Mediterranean collecting all the late summer plants in bloom! Check out some photos from her recent trip!

Entrance of a Cedar and Fir reserve


Pinus brutia overlooking an artificial lake


a very vibrant Centaurium tenuiflorum (also naturalized in California)


Ferns on limestone outcrop! Cheilanthes catanensis (left), Asplenium ceterach (right)


A coastal mountain summit overlooking agricultural land to the East. *Notice the plants hugging the ground*


A Cytisus bush (Fabaceae) surrounded by Pteridium but it looks like An found some Rubus in there too!


Collecting a special Levant variety of pear for more snacking!


A common view of the Maquis Shrubland floor. Limestone contrasted with rich brown soil



Entering a sea of Pteridium!


An edible Lupinus sp. Common were the canopy is open and in the supermarkets!


Last seasons Quercus calliprinos (Sec. Cerris) acorns create such a beautiful floor in mature Oak forests!


An old Pinus brutia that is a trademark of the local village


Field work is best capped off with chai and a small fire


4 thoughts on “Maryam globetrotting!

  • July 22, 2018 at 7:26 am

    These are such nice pictures 😮

  • July 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Great shots!! That Cheilanthes is particularly cool–could you grab it?

  • July 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Looks amazing!! I want to learn more about the rocks and soils of the region, and how they interact with the plant life.


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