|Author: ||Heinrich Moritz Willkomm, 1875
||Southern France, Corsica, Majorca, Menorca,
Ibiza, Cabrera Dragonera
||Minimum - Medium
Cyclamen, St. Peter's Violet, Sowbread
This member of the
Primulaceae family was given this name by Heinrich Moritz Willkomm in
1875. It is found
in southern France, on the Balearic Islands: Majorca, Menorca,
Ibiza, Cabrera Dragonera and on Corsica, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five centimetres in
flowers are white.
The genera name from Greek kyklos:
'circle' referring to the rounded tubers. The species name after the island of Balearic.