IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik KK –EAe
Greece (East Aegean islands ‒ absent; East Central Greece ‒ present; Ionian Islands ‒ present; Kiklades ‒ present; Kriti and Karpathos ‒ present; North Aegean islands ‒ present; North Central Greece ‒ present; North Pindos ‒ present; North-East Greece ‒ present; Peloponnisos ‒ present; South Pindos ‒ present; Sterea Ellas ‒ present; West Aegean islands ‒ present)
Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands, Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands
A variable species which can be tolerably divided into four geographical races in Greece, viz. (a) subsp. cretica, (b) subsp. corymbosa, (c) subsp. graeca and (d) subsp. neglecta, although there are many intermediates in areas of overlap. Some populations from Kik are intermediate between (a) and (c); (c) and (d) are merging in mainland Greece. Subspecies (b), rather poorly destinguished from (d), is centerd in IoI and western mainland Greece. Species rank as optionally adopted for (a) by Boissier (1849) and for (c) by Kamari (1976) is considered taxonomically overvalued (see Synonyms), following Vierhapper (1919: 263 f.), Hayek (1931: 859) and Tutin & al. (1976).