The first colours of spring

The first colours of spring in Zagorochoria region

Wild strawberry flowers have made their appearance in the forest beds of the oak woods in Zagori.

Morchella deliciosa

Morchella deliciosa, Zagori, Greece

Morchella deliciosa is a species of edible fungus in the family Morchellaceae. It is a widespread species that is characterized by having white ridges, at least when young. They are found growing in the mountain of Mitsikeli, in the Zagori region in Epirus, under fir…

Morchella esculenta

Morchella esculenta, Zagorochoria, Greece

Morchella esculenta, (commonly known as common morel, morel, yellow morel, true morel, morel mushroom, and sponge morel) is a species of fungus in the Morchellaceae family of the Ascomycota. It is one of the most readily recognized of all the edible mushrooms and highly…

Anacamptis picta

Anacamptis picta

Anacamptis picta or Anacamptis morio subsp. picta, a Mediterranean subspecies of Anacamptis morio, can be found in the National park of Pindus, in short, poor grasslands, meadows, alpine pastures and forest fringes at elevations up to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial…

Urtica urens

Urtica urens, can be collected in the mountains of Epirus in the Zagori region, within the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, during spring time. A smaller and rarer subspecies can be found in higher altitudes of about 1500m during spring and autumn

Greek: Τσουκνίδα Urtica urens, a herbaceous annual plant species of the genus Urtica that abounds in the mountainous region of Zagori in Northern Greece. It  can be found almost everywhere, by the paths, treks, gardens, meadows … Urtica urens, commonly known as annual nettle, dwarf…