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Androsace alpina

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 26 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Androsace alpina (NL: Alpenmansschild, Zwitsers mansschild / EN: Alpine Rock-Jasmine / DE: Alpen-Mannsschild, Gletscher-Mannsschild / FR: Androsace des Alpes) is an alpine plant, endemic to the Alps. It grows on silicaceous substrates, particularly granite, and is one of the few plants in the Alps to grow above 4000 metres. The flowers of A. alpina are white or pink (often both on the same plant), and in the short flowering season can be so densely packed that they completely shade the foliage.

Image: Pontresina (CH) – 11/07/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/2500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

wooooow!
very nice!
so beautiful colors!
Lovely!
Lovely!

26 Aug 2012 12:01pm

S.A.M from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful.
Great.

26 Aug 2012 5:34pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/2500 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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