June 2015

16th-30th June 2015
Switzerland Part 4
: Late-June Flowers of Valais & Graubunden

Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)

Although a quite small and inconspicuous plant, Edelweiss is easily the most famous of all alpine flowers and has been an important symbol of alpine purity and ruggedness since the beginning of the 1800's. Its unusual, wooly appearance is totally unique and render the plant unmistakable in the Alps.

Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)

Round-headed Rampion (Phyteuma orbiculare)

Trailing Azalea (Kalmia procumbens)

Small White Orchid (Pseudorchis albida)

Burnt Orchid (Neotinea ustulata)

Mountain Everlasting (Antennaria dioica)

Cobweb Houseleek (Sempervivum arachnoideum)

Mountain Clover (Trifolium montanum)

Wolfsbane (Aconitum altissimum)

Creeping Speedwell (Veronica teucrium)

Rock Speedwell (Veronica fruticans)

Scotch Thistle (Onopordum acanthium)

close-up of the flower head of a Wooly Thistle (Cirsium eriophorum)

Heartsease (Viola tricolor)

Alpine Willowherb (Epilobium anagallidifolium)

Alpine Buttercup (Ranunculus alpestris)

Bearded Bellflower (Campanula barbata)

Short-spurred Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia odoratissima)

Black Rampion (Phyteuma ovatum)

Dusky Crane's-bill (Geranium phaeum)

Alpine Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla alpina)

16th-30th June 2015 (Switzerland) pt.3 2015 index July 2015 (Switzerland pt. 5)