GR(IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik KK)
Greece (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)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands
Presidential Decree 67/81
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).