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Author Topic: Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria  (Read 1128 times)

Kat N

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Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria
« on: June 29, 2020, 07:49:10 PM »
My husband and oldest son went on a two-day hike last week from the Krimml Waterfall to the Wildgerlostal (highest point reached ca. 2800 m).  I gave them the directive to take photos of interesting flowers - this is what they brought back:

Saxifraga - possibly androsacea (ignore photo name)
Silene acaulis
Pulsatilla alpina subsp. austriaca (ignore photo name)
Linaria alpina
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Re: Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 07:59:19 PM »
A few more, and some from further down the mountain.

Aquilegia atrata
Primula minima
Alpenrose
Gentiana acaulis

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Re: Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 08:32:22 PM »
Your menfolk did well, Kat!
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Re: Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 04:52:55 AM »
Sax. caesia is not the right name,  but must see the leaves - perhaps Sax. androsacea?
Ranunculus glacialis is Anemone (Pulsatilla) alpina
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Re: Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 09:42:48 AM »
Pauli -Thanks!  I was going  off of the guidebook I had from the National Park (published in 2014) and was wondering if I had the right IDs for all of them.  Sax. androsacea isn’t even in the book! I think you are right, I compared photos with the higher-res picture I had and the leaves are bigger and more elongated than the Sax. caesia and even have some of the hairs that the Sax. androsacea appear to have.  (ETA: It’s a bit hard to see in the photo posted because there are several small plants among moss and the greens fade together). Will fix the captions  :)
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Re: Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 01:57:50 PM »
Beautiful pictures Kat, they did a good job! And an opportunity to learn some of the species :)
I don't know about the Sax. but the Ranunculus is indeed a Pulsatilla.

The image with the Alpenrose is spectacular!

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Re: Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 10:14:02 AM »
Definitely a great opportunity to learn about the species - and work on my German  :)

The Alpenrose was so pretty, it was about a week or so from full bloom.  The hillsides must be swathed in pink right about now.  This was the first time I had been there in June, by late July and August a lot of the interesting flowers are finished blooming.

 


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