Bartsia alpina   Alpine Bartsia

Bartsia alpina Slovenia

This was one of my long standing "must see" plants because at that time I hadn't actually seen it on my various visits to Teesdale or the mountains of Scotland. The flowers are much larger and more open in these Slovenian Alps than in the Teesdale plants. At one time it used to be found on Ben Lawers (my favourite alpine hunting ground) according to the warden but years of grazing have led to its disappearance.

Slopes of Debela Pec, Slovenia 5th June 2001

Added on 22 October 2004, updated 23rd October 2008, updated 3rd March 2010

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