Πλουμέρια ή Plumeria or Frangipani (this name comes from an Italian nobleman – Marquis Frangipani, who made a perfume from this flower in
the 16th century)
A beautiful flower with a very subtle and summery scent. Inspiration
to many artists and a national flower of “Laos and Nicaragua”
I was inspired by a photo I saw in the gallery of maria_k_photos (IG) 🙂 You should follow her if you have not (great contests and content!)
This beautiful plant is very often found in Southern Greece and at the
islands of Kos, Rhodes, Crete (of course)
Plumerias are native to tropical or sub-tropical climates and there
hundreds of different varieties! (White being the most popular one).
Their fragrance gets stronger at night and they are sometimes planted to
have shadow along with a beautiful scent.
Their flowers symbolize beauty, spring, charm, grace. Especially in the
Hawaiian culture, they symbolize anything with a positive significance
and Buddhist associate them with immortality (perhaps because this plant
can bloom even if uprooted)
There is more information in this link if you are interested!
If you find plumeria in Crete or in Heraklion, please tag @aboutheraklion or #aboutheraklion so that I can also check out your photos 🙂