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

 

Candid!

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
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    These are such nice pictures 😮

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  • July 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm
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    Great shots!! That Cheilanthes is particularly cool–could you grab it?

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    • July 23, 2018 at 2:06 am
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      Already did, Carl!

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  • July 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    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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