Cyclamen is a genus of 23 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. 




 Cyclamen species are native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin east to Iran. They grow from tubers and are valued for their flowers with upswept petals and variably patterned leaves.

Cyclamen

In many languages, cyclamen are called by a name like the English sowbread, because they are eaten by pigs: pain de pourceau in French, pan porcino in Italian, varkensbrood in Dutch, "pigs manjū" in Japanese.


Cyclamen