Pictures of wild flowers in Cyprus

I love taking pictures of wild flowers and Cyprus is paradise as far as flora are concerned especially in the spring months of March and April.

The countryside is ablaze with a riot of colourful plants and even the weeds over here are really quite beautiful.

Having hunted for rare wild orchids for some time in Cyprus, I was overjoyed to discover that we have our very own "orchid orchard" at the bottom of the garden!

Here is a picture of one of the wild orchids - the Cyprus Bee Orchid Ophrys Kotschyi:

Cyprus bee orchid picture

The beautiful orchid in the picture above is incredibly small - around 8cm tall - as are many of what I call the "bee" orchids. Depending on how much rain has fallen over winter, they are often overshadowed by tall grasses, so you really need to get your "eye" in when hunting for orchids in spring.

The cameras on modern mobile phones make it easy to take fabulous pictures of wild flowers these days, but the picture above was actually taken with a small Canon digital camera over 12 years ago.

You can find more pictures of orchids from our garden here.

But I'd also love to see some of YOUR pictures of wild flowers in Cyprus.

YOUR pictures of wild flowers

Do YOU have some pictures of flowers you'd like to share with us?

I have to confess I'm no expert though I do have several books on the wild flora of Cyprus. So any photos and images to show Cyprus' floral charm you have would be more than welcome. Please share them with us by adding a photo and perhaps a story below.

Show off your best wild flower pictures here!

Digital cameras make it so easy to take close up pictures of flowers.

Do you have some stunning pictures of wild flowers you'd like to show off?

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YOUR Wild Flower pictures

Click on the links below for wild flowers sent in by other visitors to Cyprus and the Cyprus Travel Secrets website.

Cyprus vetch - Vicia ?casia, ?cassia, ?casa 
Following on from two other Cyprus vetch pictures on your site. These pics were taken in Cyprus on 15th April 2014 in the Paphos Forest part of the Troodos …

Cyprus poppies, dandilions and yellow flowers 
This photo of poppies, dandilions and yellow flowers was taken in Paphos on top of the catacommbs, just past the Half way bar and The Hankey tree.

Diplodenia climbing plant 
These pictures of a beautiful climbing plant called diplodenia is one of my Cyprus gardening success stories. I wanted something colorful to grow against …

VETCH - VICIA CASIA (papilionaceae) 
Picture of vetch taken in Cyprus, NICOSIA - XYLIATOS DAM - APRIL 2011. There is a nature trail around the dam and the wild flowers are beautiful this …

Spring Violas and Pansies Picture 
Now I know violas aren't exactly wild flowers, but the way they grow in my garden, you would think they were! The seed heads just blow everywhere and …

Thistles are commonly seen as weeds by most people but I think they are beautiful. They start to flower after all the other spring flowers have faded …

Vetch - Vicia casa picture Not rated yet
As promised, here is a picture of vetch (vicia casa) taken near the Evretou dam near Polis in April 2011. Red vetch are some of my favourites and they …

Caper bush flower picture Not rated yet
Caper bushes have the most stunning flowers. This caper bush flower picture was taken right outside my garden fence in May this year. They grow all over …

Wild flower pictures from Tala, Paphos Not rated yet
Pretty flowers picture taken near Agios Neophytos above Tala in Paphos. No idea what type of flower this is though.

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Related Pages:

Spring Flower Pictures

Spring in Cyprus

Gardens in Cyprus

Garden Pictures

Unspoilt Cyprus




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