Plants in the Wild: More Swiss plants
Started by: Stephen Cotton
Just back from 10 days in ZermattGo to latest contribution by Stephen Cotton, 01 August 2008, 12:31. Go to bottom of this page.
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Had some lovely walking around Zermatt 12-23 July. If I succeed (first attempt at this lark) I'll attach some photos.. lovely camapnula cenisia, but what's the saxifrage? I can't key it out, it's growing at 2500-3000m in the acid rocks around the Unterrothorn
Here's the campanula. Which I can spell, honest.
Does this angle help with the first one?
Hi Stephen. Fabulous pohoto of Campanula cenisia! I think the sax in the first photo is S. exarata. This is very variable and comes in a variety of flower sizes and colours, from yellow to white; also the foliage can be very tight or lax. Its a good trough plant in the garden and seeds around a bit. I am not at all sure that the third photo is also this, or is even a sax? The upper plant in the silene cushion is Artemisia glacialis.
Thanks John, have looked at the Saxifrage Soc website and it looks like some, but not all, of their photos of S. exarata ssp exarata. I think the two here are the same plant, just one's not very well advanced having fought its way through the silene.
I'm not very familiar with this, but there was a lot of it on the hillside between Zermatt and Zmutt between 1600 and 2000m