Continuing the Dobrogea I with other species which call this particular and beautiful region home.
I hope you already got a taste of it; this should make it easier when growing some of these species from seeds and also help selecting the garden location.
First a mention for two endemic species:
Centaurea jankae: a species with few populations known only to exist in Romania and Bulgaria. Good luck (and broken stems by wind/animals) made it to find a few late flowers to photograph.
Remembering the sunny days of past summer, the flowers, the rocks and wildlife:
Stachys atherocalyx, very similar with Stachys recta that I offered seeds from Carpathian Mts.
Hedysarum grandiflorum, as well just one late flowering stem was waiting to be immortalized :)
Convolvulus cantabrica, perfect in a rockery and probably hardy in our area (Ontario) with reliable snow covered. I have a two-year old Convolvulus tragacanthodes growing in the rockery, we’ll see how it comes out from this winter.
Iberis saxatilis, you have to imagine it covered in white flowers in the spring :)
The Dobrogean tortuga for a variation
Thymus zygioides, found growing in the company of Paronychia cephalotes
One more view from Macin Mts.
And a little lizard (Lacerta) basking in the sun
There were many other species of course; more to follow when the next wave of arctic air hits us!