DiB Mountain Adventures

Mountain Flora

Whenever and wherever I am in the mountains, I'm always struck by the amazing array of flowers that survive and thrive in inhospitable surroundings. Here are an assortment of photos - usually taken to aid identification when I return to base.

If you're looking for a comprehensive catalogue of british wild flowers, check out www.thewildflowersociety.com  

I heartily recommend  www.ukwildflowers.com which has a substantial selection of European Wild Flowers as well as UK which can be searched through close-up thumbnail images 

www.alpineflowers.net is easy to search by flower colour and month of flowering

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Devil's Claw

Posted by Di Brooksbank on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Dolomites 

Phyteuma Comosum - The Devil's Claw (Teufelskralle in Austria) is arguably the most iconic flower of the Dolomites - growing in tiny crevices high on the limestone crags. The Italian mountain guides use it as their emblem.

These were found on the via Ferrata SOSAT in the Brenta Dolomites, Italy - July 2009
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Alpine Snowbells

Posted by Di Brooksbank on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Dolomites 

Soldanella Alpina - Alpine Snowbells 

Found on the verge where we parked the car in Madonna di Campiglio, Brenta Dolomites, Italy in July 2009
Also spied in the Bon Nant valley south of Les Contamines where the snow had just melted June 2014
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