Soldanella minima (NL: "Kleinste kwastjesbloem" / EN: Least Snowbell / DE: Kleinstes Alpenglöckchen, Kleinste Troddelblume / FR: Soldanelle naine) is (like Soldanella alpina I posted yesterday) a member of the Primulaceae. S. minima is perhaps the prettiest, as it is also one of the least (grows up to a maximum of 10cm hight) of the group. The leaves are very small, and nearly round or kidney-shaped. The flower-stalks are erect but slender, bearing usually only one comparatively large flower, whitish, and veined on the inner surface with pale purple, the fringe not deep. Flowers in April and May or even later on slopes where snow remains in June or July.
Image: Passo di Fedaia (IT) - 09/07/2011
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