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Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« on: July 17, 2015, 08:08:50 PM »
Home from the Dolomites and the day before we left, a wonderful walk to see Lilium martagon.  This usually blooms later but with the heat spell it was in full array.  It must be very particular - the habitat was quite narrow but plunged to the bottom of the hill.  Didn't see it anywhere else even though we found similar conditions.
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2015, 10:03:21 PM »
This last photo is magnificent Anne. The flowers look like they are made of wax.
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2015, 01:28:57 AM »
Thank you.  It's actually in a very steep spot and I wasn't able to get close enough to see if it was fragrant as well as beautiful.
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2015, 08:30:12 PM »
Actually taken in late June in the Dolomites, but the wi-fi at the hotel was impossibly slow and often cut out in the middle of something.
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 08:41:02 PM »
Anne - what is that lovely little pea?! :D
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 12:35:21 AM »
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Re: July 2015 in the Northern Hemisphere by Hoy
July 19, 2015, 08:49:28 PM
The pea looks like an Astragalus alpinus to me. 

Yes, Trond, it is Astragalus alpinus, which seems to be able to adapt to many different habitats - meadows, limestone rubble, crevices, etc.
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 01:12:39 AM »
More from the Dolomites.
1.  Nature forming a crevice garden with the aid of weather and erosion.
2. Acinos alpinus (Calamintha alpina)
3. Just another beautiful view
4. Pinguicula leptoceras (sorry, not a great photo)
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 11:43:08 AM »

4. Pinguicula leptoceras (sorry, not a great photo)

Fine photo which has been enough to excite me!  It's a great plant - well-flowered and strong - I love pinguiculas.

And your first pic of the natural crevice garden forming is  terrific, too.
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 01:18:20 PM »
Thanks, Maggi.  Do you grow any pinguiculas?

A few more from the Dolomites.
I get a kick out of the Primula minima, growing midst other plants including grass.  You know what would happen if you tried that in a sea level garden.
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2015, 02:23:53 PM »
n the past I grew quite a few "tender" pinguiculas and also  quite a lot of P. grandiflora and  P. vulgaris - but  I got careless about looking after  them because I had so any and was punished by losing them. A lesson that is often meted out to unmindful growers, I  fear!
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2015, 09:55:19 PM »
More from the Dolomites.

1. Potentilla nitida
2. Potentilla nitida - white form
3. Globularia cordifolia
4. Paederota Bonorata
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2015, 01:58:05 AM »
More from the Dolomites.

    Hedysarum hedysaroides
    DSC09672 Ranunculus seguieri 
    DSC09684
    DSC09686 Eriophorum angustifolium
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2015, 01:26:02 PM »
Hot day, but a great hike in the Dolomites
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2015, 09:34:33 PM »
Another great day in the Dolomites.  We only had one day of thunderstorms and rain.
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Re: Summer in the Dolomites 2015
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2015, 09:36:56 PM »
Same hike but higher.
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