On Lesvos both common and widespread Greek cyclamens grow: Cyclamen graecum and Cyclamen hederifolium. Both cyclamens have a light rosy color but differ in the shape of the leaves: the Cyclamen graecum are heart-shaped while the Cyclamen hederifolium has pentagonal leaves. Both bloom in the fall. They may be found in shady forests and brush land locations, in gullies and ravines.