Adenostyles alpina   Alpine Plantain

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The large, glabrous, kidney-shaped, toothed leaves are characteristic of this alpine perennial which in spite of its common name is not a Plantain (i.e. a member of the Plantaginaceae family) but a member of the Daisy family (Asteraceae). It prefers shady mountain places in southern Europe from heights of 1,000 feet to 4,000 feet.

Cimoliana valley, Dolomites, Italy 25th June 2014

Added on July 18th 2014

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