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 A plant I found Liechtenstein.

Author: Carl von Linnaeus, 1753
Origin:   Pyrenees & Alps: Andorra, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland,
Albania, Yugoslavia
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  3 (12) Centimetres
Flower:   Purple
Names:  Gewöhnliches Alpenglöckchen, Soldanelle des Alpes, Alpine Snowbell, Blue Moonwort
Synonyms:  Soldanella alpina subsp. cantabrica, Kress.

This member of the Primulaceae family 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.