Natural History Photographs


After having spent quite some time at the first location, we moved up to the summit of the pass. As was to be expected, this turned out to be rather touristically oriented. For once this was rather providential, as when we wanted to eat our home-prepared lunch, we noticed that no one had taken the lunch-bag to the car... So we bought some food and when my company visited various touristic stalls, I went to look for more plants. While the first location was a depression in the mountains with little streams, resulting is a damp to moist vegetation. At the top of the pass no depressions, no little streams, hence the vegetation overall is much drier.
Phyteuma hemisphaericum
with galls of Dasineura phyteumatis
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Deutsch:Halbkugelige Rapunzel
Français:Raiponce hémisphérique
Sedum alpestre
Authority:Villars, 1779
Deutsch:Alpen-Mauerpfeffer
Français:Orpin des Alpes
Italiano:borracina alpestre
Español:uña de gato alpina

Gnaphalium supinum
Authority:Linnaeus, 1767
English:Dwarf Cudweed
Deutsch:Niedriges Ruhrkraut
Norsk:Dverggråurt
Svenska:Fjällnoppa
Français:Gnaphale couché
Italiano:canapicchia glaciale
Español:borosilla de montaña, falso edelweis
Flavocetraria nivalis &
Thamnolia vermicularis
Nederlands:Bleekgeel boerenkoolmos
English:Crinkled snow lichen
Deutsch:Schneeflechte
Norsk:gulskinn
Svenska:snölav
Leucanthemopsis alpina
Authority:(L.) Heywood, 1975
Synonyms:Chrysanthemum alpinum Linnaeus, 1753
Italiano:margherita alpina
Español:margarita alpina
Veronica alpina
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:Alpine Speedwell
Deutsch:Alpen-Ehrenpreis
Norsk:Fjellveronika
Svenska:Fjällärepris
Français:Véronique des Alpes
Italiano:veronica delle Alpi
Arenaria biflora
Authority:Linnaeus 1767
Deutsch:Zweiblütiges Sandkraut
Français:Sabline à deux fleurs
Italiano:arenaria biflora
Achillea erba-rotta moschata
Authority:All. 1773
Deutsch:Moschus-Schafgarbe
Français:Achillée musquée
Italiano:millefoglio arba-rotta
Sempervivum arachnoideum
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:Cobweb House-leek
Deutsch:Spinnweb-Hauswurz
Français:Joubarbe aranéeuse
Italiano:semprevivo ragnateloso
Agriades glandon
Authority:(Prunner, 1798)
English:Glandon Blue
Deutsch:Dunkler Alpenbläuling
Français:Azuré des soldanelles
Español:alpina oscura
Geum montanum
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Deutsch:Berg-Nelkenwurz
Français:Benoîte des montagnes
Italiano:cariofillata montana
Español:cariofilada de montaña

Viola calcarata
Authority:Linnaeus (1753)
Deutsch:Langsporniges Stiefmütterchen
Français:Pensée éperonnée
Italiano:pensieri-odorosi, viola con sperone
Homogyne
alpina
Authority:(L.) Cassini, 1821
Synonyms:Tussilago alpina Linnaeus, 1753
English:Purple Colt's-foot
Deutsch:Grüner Alpenlattich
Français:Homogyne des Alpes
Italiano:tossilaggine alpina
Pulsatilla alpina apiifolia
Authority:(L.) Delarbre, 1800
Synonyms:Anemone alpina Linnaeus, 1753
Deutsch:Alpen-Anemone
Français:Pulsatille d'Autriche
Italiano:pulsatilla alpina, pulsatilla bianca
Español:flor del viento, pulsatila, pulsatila alpina

Plantago alpina
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Deutsch:Alpen-Wegerich
Français:Plantain des Alpes
Italiano:piantaggine delle Alpi
Español:llantén
Gentianella
campestris
Authority:(L.) Börner, 1912
Synonyms:Gentiana campestris Linnaeus, 1753
Nederlands:Veldgentiaan
English:Field Gentian
Deutsch:Enzianelle, Feldenzian
Norsk:Bakkesøte
Français:Gentiane champêtre, Gentiane des champs
Italiano:genzianella campestre