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  The climate and the configuration of the land make the county of Hania a paradise for thousands of plants and animals. The lilys of the sea (pancratium maritimum), the lavdano (lavdanum), the cyclamen (cyclamen creticum), the Cretan tulips (tulipa cretica), the maple (acer creticus) and chiefly the endemic and unique dittany (origanum dictamum) and malotira (fideritis cretica), which, with matzourana (origanum maiorana), are medicinal boiling plants which are abundant. On the plain of Omalos you can find stamnagathi (cihorium spinosum).
Dried or freshly cut, these special medicinal verbs can be found in the Public Market or local shops.
  You can find over 200 unique Cretan plants, 30% of which exist only in the county of Hania.
(Text: Dr. Anastasia Kalpaki-Georgoulaki)
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Chania Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet (2002)

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