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Plants in the Wild: Mayrhofen

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Last of the Summer

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Contribution from Susan Read 19 September 2012, 11:11top / bottom of page

Parnassia flourished and was seen on many days often at the path side.

Following the path beyond the reservoir

There was quite a colony of Pulsatilla alba in a sheltered hollow

Contribution from Susan Read 19 September 2012, 11:46top / bottom of page

Further up at over 2000m (but about 2 miles short of the border with Italy which is at 2600m) Primula minima plants are everywhere.

Going back down just before the reservoir the refreshment hut is very old and for some reason the area has been called Little Tibet. (I did not suffer Tibetan tummy)

One other valley with a reservoir is the Schlegeis. There is a large carpark and crowds of people.

The upper end of the reservoir was pretty messy with earth works and with poor weather I did not get any higher. Senecio ovatis and Saxifraga aizoides flourished.

Grazing cattle are numerous, though rather splendid.

The pelargoniums were had their own electric fence.

Planted on a traffic island...I could nor decide on the species.

Contribution from Susan Read 19 September 2012, 13:57top / bottom of page

The last day, September 7th, was cloudless and I took the Penken cable car to the top station and walked westward along the ridge to the Wanglspitze at 2400m.

Some of the route is along a gravel road (ski areas need access and many people walk short distances from the lift station). The fine weather brought all sorts out. These beton dispensers seem to come in convoys of six.

The final clamber up from this road not only gave distant views but some good alpine plants mostly not in flower...G. bavarica, P. minima and Saxifraga ?bryoides

The only one in flower, but there was plenty of calluna and at the path side Parnassia


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