|Author: ||Carl von Linnaeus, 1753|
Pyrenees & Alps: Andorra, Austria,
France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland,|
3 (12) Centimetres
Gewöhnliches Alpenglöckchen, Soldanelle des
Alpes, Alpine Snowbell, Blue Moonwort|
Soldanella alpina subsp.
This member of the
was given this name by Carl von Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in the Alps and
Pyrenees, growing in a rich soil with lots of melting-water water and lots
of sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to three centimetres in height, twelve with the flowers which are purple.
The genera name Soldanella means
'little coins' in Italian, as the leaves have that shape. The species name
indicates its origin from the Alps - and other European mountains.