Tag Archives: Flora

Trees

You will see masses of olive trees and carob trees around the resort. These are protected by law here so, other than for reasons of disease, they will be here for some years to come. There is one olive tree next to the Intercontinental Hotel entrance which is over 300 years old and one in the village square in Polis which is over 600 years old.

Carob trees have green pods which gradually go black, the beans were used for making plastic at one time but are now used as a chocolate substitute and available in health food shops in many countries. The majestic cedar can also be found in parts of the Paphos Forest, mainly in Cedar Valley.

cedar

Wild Flowers and Bushes

Cyprus is an amazing place for wild flowers, especially in the Spring which starts in January here. There are many, many varieties and the island is a riot of colour. There are around 45-50 different species of orchids in Cyprus, some of which are endemic & are protected by law.

You will see hibiscus and oleanders in the main, they are available in many different colours and varieties,  all of which are quite beautiful.

wild flower