At just a few years old, this wee seedling of dionysia
tapetodes, below, shows promising soft yellow flowers plus a slightly more golden appearance to the foliage.
I'm still unmoved by the dionysias
, which need the permanent cover of an alpine house and take years to form a mound a few inches across.
Since the temple is located outside the walls of Qanawat, near the place where the road from Dionysias
reaches the city, Freyberger suggests that native and foreign traders may have visited the temple when they approached or left with their caravans.