Osmunda regalis L. Do not miss it for any reason! The Petrified Forest of Lesvos gives us considerable information regarding the composition and character of the paleoflora and climatic conditions of the distant past.
This was a revolutionary idea at the time. The presence of Rhododendron galleries dominated by Rhododendron luteum Sweet as dominant species is considered very important for both Greece and Europe.
The island is fertile with a vast range of vegetation that includes silver olives, dark green pines, grey green oaks and unique wild flowers. The Museum building, a one-story structure of grey lava stone, contains permanent exhibition galleries, a temporary exhibition space, an audiovisual multimedia gallery, lobby, snack bar, shop, library, and laboratories.
Layers of volcanic ash revealed lying and standing fossilized trees, branches, roots, seeds and leaves as well as fossilized animal teeth. Its mission is the research, promotion, display, preservation, protection, and all other suitable exploitation of this unique forest.
In addition, the nearby Plaka Geopark contains a great number of standing petrified tree trunks and unique fossilised leaves. Most of the fossilized trunks are still standing in their original location.
Hence, this is an autochthonous petrified forest. Anthemis cretica ssp.