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On the way to Munich today I stopped near the Hiking Parking area and walked back along the Kaltenbach, a fast flowing mountain stream after all the rains we’ve had. The first messenger of late summer and autumn, Gentiana asclepiadea, was just coming into flower on the grassy banks. Other earlier flowering plants such as Saxifraga mutata are setting seed. In the Alpine Garden, approximately 800 m higher the Saxifraga mutata is still in full flower. Gentianella campestris, another signal of the approaching autumn, is coming into flower on the Schachen. But before the autumn takes hold there is still a wide assortment of plants jostling in line to flower and set seed before winter. Campanula raineri is covered with buds waiting for a break in the rain to unfurl its flowers. The dark purple flowers of Campanula glomerata cover the plant bed of the Bavarian Alps and those still keen to see Edelweiß (Leontopodium) have the choice between the varieties of Edelweiß species from the Himalayas. The selection of photos which follow will hopefully share with you the delights of the Alpine Garden, rain or shine there’s always something to fascinate!

12th August 2010


Androsace sarmentosa


Aster alpinus


Campanula cochlearifolia


Campanula glomerata


Campanula lactiflora


Campanula rhomboidalis


Campanula scheuchzeri, Rhodiola wallichiana


Corydalis thyrsiflora


Cremanthodium arnicoides


Delphinium cashmerianum


Dierama pauciflorum


Epilobium angustifolium


Eryngium alpinum


Gentiana asclepiadea


Hedysarum boutignyanum


Edelweiß, Leontopodium leontopodioides


Meconopsis betonicifolia


Pyrethrum tatsienense


Rhodiola semenovii