Omphalodes runemarkii is a recently described species, endemic to SE Peloponnisos, where it grows on rocky limestone flats at c. 1000 m on mountains forming a S extension of Parnonas. It was named after Hans Runemark (b. 1927), a Swedish botanist who made important contributions to the flora of the Kiklades, taking a particular interest in evolution and speciation. Surprisingly, O. runemarkii is quite hardy, growing well in S Scandinavia. Forming extensive mats (lower, denser and more large-flowered than the related O. verna from the Alps), it has the potential to become a popular rock-garden plant.
Greece (Peloponnisos present)
Native / Range-Restricted
Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders
Presidential Decree 67/81