Tuesday, 4 May 2010
The plant above is Soldenella, commonly known as the English snowbell, but it's not common at all, although some one once said that they came across some plants on Ben Lawers. It's member of the Primula Family, native to European Mountains. They grow in damp pasture lands, woods and rocky landscapes at around 500 - 3000m above sea level. Often found growing in hollows which holds snow well into the summer. Mike pointed this one out to me as we skied out from a tour in the Bernese Oberland, it was near Blatten in Switzerland.