Plantago atrata   Dark Plantain

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This small and rather insignificant plantain would have been missed except for the sharp eyes of our leader who spotted it having found it on a previous expedition. It is a plant of the high hills supposedly growing in alpine meadows between 5,000 feet and 8,000 feet. The small yellow flower nearby is Sibbaldia procumbens (Sibbaldia).

Mid slopes of Piz Nair, Engadine, Swiss Alps 10th July 2010

Added on October 12th 2011

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