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Plants in the Wild: Hohe Tauern early June

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Started by: Susan Read

Austria, one day on the Grossglockner High Road

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Contribution from Susan Read 06 March 2012, 10:37top / bottom of page

The picture above is I believe Primula farinosa and what appears to be alpine coltsfoot.

Most tourists are attracted to the marmots...not to be fed but the animals are to be found close to the roadside.

Zooming in on the Grossglockner it seemed to have less snow near the top than when I climbed it.

Below, although the glacier has disappeared, the scene is interesting

At the end of the day the weather was still good. Tour coaches make a stop at a cafe (and an animal park) at the bottom of the toll road. Quite a pleasant spot but I could have used more time up at the top.

Contribution from Susan Read 06 March 2012, 11:18top / bottom of page

Have added cropped primula...really too sturdy for P. farinosa but rather early for P longiflora? It was out of reach for close inspection. All around Primula minima was just in flower but not as plentiful as in the previous June

Contribution from Rick Lambert 23 July 2012, 23:15top / bottom of page

Was there no Saxifraga rudolphiana at the end of the path?

My last visit there was impossible as I could only get through one tunnel because of the late and heavy snow fall.

Rick

Contribution from Susan Read 24 July 2012, 13:19top / bottom of page

Afraid I did not follow the path (Gamsgrubenweg?). Starting out along the tunnel I relised I was short of time having a tour bus to catch. I hope to go yet again. My aim with this thread was to show that a tour company excursion can be worthwhile even though it can be a bit frustrating.


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