Daphne pontica

Daphne pontica

Medium-sized evergreen shrub. It is a Tertiary relict with distribution around the Black Sea – Strandzha Mt (in Bulgaria and Turkey), Caucasus and the Eastern coast of the Black Sea. It flowers in April and May and is rarely seen in shady oak and Oriental beech forests. In Bulgaria it is extremely rare plant and is included in the national Red Data Book.

Daphne pontica

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