Scientific Name - Pedicularis rostrata-capitata
Synonyms - Pedicularis jacquini Koch
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Distribution and Habitat - grows on alpine and subalpine meadows, cave sites, 1800-2400 m altitude.
Description - species perennial, erect stems 5-25 cm tall, hairy, two lines of white hairs. Leaves lanceolate, 1-2 x 6-9 cm, double-pinnate sectors glabra, dark purple. Terminal flowers in small heads, leaf-like bracts but smaller, peduncle 1-3 mm, calyx 8-9 mm glabru or pubescent on nerves, with lobes crenat-lobed; Corola 16-25 mm, pink tube (exceeding calyx ), upper lobe is dark purple, oblong top, 3-5 mm above the filament stamens oblong or slightly pubescent glabra. Blooms in July-August. Spindle capsule, 2 times longer than the calyx. Seeds ovoid to ellipsoid, apiculate, the truncated, 2-2.4 x 1-1.2 mm, brown oftenChis.
Curiosity - the name derives from Latin genus 'pedicularis' = lice, Linne is believed that this kind are repellent plants.
Pedicularis rostrata-capitatabelongs to the family Orobanchaceae, which contain parasites or semiparazite, with or without chlorophyll, leaf bracteiforme.
Sedum acre - perennial species, succulent, native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.
Bellis perennis L. - bucks
Herbaceous perennial, prostrata, pubescent, 12-20 cm high. Rhizome short, fibrous roots. Leaves arranged in basal rosette, the surface covered with glandular hairs; language spatulate, crenata edge, rib median obvious, ribbed wing. Inflorescences solitary, 1.5-3 cm in diameter, involucre 3.8 mm high, bracts ovata or oval
Gentiana lutea - mountain species, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone bedrock, on pastures rich in organic matter, from 1000 to 2200 m altitude.
Geranium pratense - beak stork
Herbaceous perennial, stems pubescent, erect, branched dichotomy. Leaves opposite, the parties to lobate-acute, 5-7 lobed, margin evening. Flowers symmetric radiator Corola blue-purple, 5 petals obovata, 2 cm, 5 sepa lanceolata, mucronata, ovary superior, 10 stamens united at the base. Blooms in June-August.
Juicy species, perennial, native to Madagascar, was introduced in Europe in 1920. The species is named after Robert Blossfeld. Undergrowth of 40 cm height. Leaves simple, opposite, succulent, elliptic to ovata, the strains are from the top of Blong-lanceolata, 2-10 cm long, red margin, crenate, glabra.
Dianthus barbatus - perennial herb, native to southern Europe, grows at the edge of forests, bushes and meadows. Cultivated in parks and gardens as ornamentals.
Teline nervosa - endemic of the Canary Islands, rape increases from 650 to 700 m altitude, in association with Aeonium undulatum, Carlina salicifolia, Crambe pritzelii, Hypericum canariensis, Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis, Sonchus leptocephalus.
Spartium junceum - native to the Canary Islands and Mediterranean Basin, grows in arid places, ground limestone, from plain to 600-2000 m, in association with Quercus pubescens, Quercus ilex, Fraxinus ornus, Cotinus coggygria.