Cerinthe retorta is a characteristic annual discovered by Sibthorp, probably in Peloponnisos, and subsequently illustrated on Plate 171 of Flora Graeca. It occurs in the W & S Balkan Peninsula and locally in NW Turkey, growing in seasonally damp rock ledges and calcareous hillslopes, in olive groves and as a roadside weed at 0–900 m.
GR(IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE WAe KK)
Greece (East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kriti and Karpathos 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
Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands
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