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Plants in the Wild: Austrian Tyrol in the last week of May

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Started by: Susan Read

One week spent at Soell

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Contribution from Susan Read 07 June 2011, 12:00top / bottom of page

By-pass construction did not detract...in fact it was quite interesting! Foot paths are well signposted. The bit forbidding this that and the other is new and unique to the area! The Mayr map 1:25,000 is most useful but F&B 1:50,000 is OK

Not far from the last sign, Gentiana clusii...picking a bunch would not have left many.. they were only just coming out.

Paths coming down may bring you to this spot, the Hintersteinersee.

Above Paris quadrifolia and birds nest orchid in the woods around here and much more.

Contribution from Susan Read 08 June 2011, 10:23top / bottom of page

One reason for choosing the end of May this year was to try to get even earlier flowers than last year when I went in early June. This turned out not to be the case as the snow lasted a lot longer last year. Pictures show snow melt on the Hohe Salve on 6th June 2010

The crocus were mostly white, Crocus vernus subsp albiflorus, and surprisingly small. The few purplish ones were larger.

Ranunculus last year were at about the same stage. Ranunculus aconitifolius (with Trollius)

and Ranununculus alpestris

Above 2 colour forms of G verna 9/6/2010

On the Kaisergebirger side, warden's hut and the only tricky path

This area is really good walking country, with very few people except sometimes at weekends. Ideal for getting fit early in the season!

Contribution from Susan Read 11 June 2011, 12:03top / bottom of page

The tricky path shown above is on the Wilder Kaiser Steig (WKS). Some of it is a 4WD track reaching the Gruetten hut

Error: Grutten hut, no umlaut. By early July (2008) Rh. hirsutum covers large areas...back lit picture shows the leaf colour

Contribution from Susan Read 11 June 2011, 12:27top / bottom of page

Also (29/6/08) quite a variety of orchids, including the elusive Cephalanthera rubra

Contribution from Susan Read 14 June 2011, 20:17top / bottom of page

Adding another orchid found later in the year on the Hohe Salve,24/7/08, Epipactis palustris


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