It is a hygrophilous plant, and this is the reason it always grows on rocks close to taps, shafts or gullies with water. There are about 200 species of Adiantum all over the world, but in Greece this is the only one met.
This wild artichoke with its characteristic white flower and its thorny leaves widely spread on the land prefers offshore areas of our country. It is a plant with interesting distribution over the Aegean sea.
Homer mentions croci for its usage as a condiment and as a coloring plant. They prefer places where there are no other plants. Their narrow leaf is characteristic. In Greece, there are about 20 different (indigenous) species of crocus. Of course there is also cultivated crocus.