Extremely rare flowers in the Alps?

The other morning, I decided to take some macro photos of the tiny Alpine flowers that seem to be growing everywhere at the moment. But when I got back to the house and looked through my photos, I discovered that all I had in my collection was:

One picture of your commoner garden clover (half-dead):

A photo of (some not particularly Alpine-ish) wild thyme:

A photo of a pretty blue-flowered weed which probably grows in fields the world over:

And this yellow flower, which I don’t know the name of, but which I’m sure is a species so rare that it can only be found growing in the meadows on our farm:

Or that’s what I like to tell myself anyway!

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8 Responses to Extremely rare flowers in the Alps?

  1. David says:

    Stunning…

  2. Alex Khoo says:

    Beautiful macro!!

  3. Thank you very much!

  4. niki says:

    Gorgeous! My favorite it’s the blue one…Cichorium

  5. The yellow flower is likely in the pea family, Fabaceae. As for the chicory, I just came back from New York and New England, where I found it growing in profusion along many a highway. It’s not native to that region but has established itself there.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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