Sword Lily or Common, Corn Flag (Wild Gladiolus, European Nature Conservation Year Issue, Republic of Cyprus

In 1970, Cyprus took part in the European Conservation Year the aims of which were to agree on policies, which will help conserve and improve the quality of the environment and adopt the measures necessary to implement them. Cyprus is endowed with a rich variety of flora and fauna with some 1,900 species and sub-species of flowering plants of which 140 are endemic. The giant fennel, the scientific…