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Soldanella alpina
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Soldanella alpina

Synonyms - Carpathian Soldanella Vierh.

Popular names - common Soldanella

Distribution and Habitat - grows in coniferous forests and grasslands, from 1000 up to 2500 m altitude, moist substrates, rocks, rich in humus.

Description - herbaceous perennial, 5-15 cm. Stems erect or ascending, pluriflora, pubescent, reddish. Leaf 1-5 cm, rounded lamina, the easy cordiforma, 1-3 cm long stalks. Flowers 1-4; stems pubescent, 5-10 mm, calyx 3-6 mm lacinii, corolla blue-violet, 8-13 mm irregular lacinii. Blooms in May-July. Seeds irregular, elliptical, rhomboidal or oval, 1-1.6 x 0.6-1 mm, reddish-brown color.

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