Scandix australis

Venus’s comb                                                                     Χτενόχορτο της Αφροδίτης

Apiaceae - carrot family                                                                                           Dicot.


Scandix australis is very similar to, but tends to be smaller than, Scandix pecten-veneris. Also it grows on the beach and not in the fields.

The leaves are edible and tasty, especially in the local pies, hortopita.

4-6m, 15-35cm,
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Scandix - from ancient Greek name for the plant (σκάνδιξ)

australis - botanical Latin for from the south

Scandix pecten-veneris
Shepherds needle
Scaligeria napiformis