Voices From the Field (2021-10-25)

Botanical Explorations

Gygaia Projects

After three years of botanical explorations at what we’ve come to call the Asphodel Research Center (given the preponderance in local landscapes of Asphodel (Asphodelus aestivus) – known locally as Kiriş otu or Kireç otu and elsewhere in Turkey as Çiriş otu – it has become clear that purple flowering Lavender (or lavanta; Lavandula officinalis) and yellow flowering Lavendar Cotton (Sarı lavantin; Santolina chamecyparissus), are quite happy in this adopted environment.

Those plants that didn’t thrive have been replaced this year with more Lavendar and Lavendar Cotton, and we’re looking forward to benefiting from their purples and yellows in new places as well from their wonderful other properties.

Look forward to more posts from Gygaia Projects soon!