Cyclamen balearicum

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Cyclamen balearicum
Cyclamen balearicum (habitus).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Cyclamen
Subgenus: Psilanthum
Binomial name
Cyclamen balearicum

Cyclamen balearicum (Majorca or Balearic cyclamen, St. Peter's violet, sowbread) is a perennial growing from a tuber, native to shady areas in woodland of short evergreen trees and shrubs (holm oak, Kermes oak, box) up to 1,443 m (4,734 ft) above sea level in the Balearic Islands and in isolated locations in France from the Pyrenees to the Rhone valley.


Flowers bloom in spring, are fragrant, and have 5 upswept white petals.

Leaves are arrowhead-shaped and blue-green mottled with silver, with less sharply defined variegation than other cyclamens.

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