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Soldanella alpina
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Alpine Snowbell

Eu-dicots (True dicotyledons)
Family: Primulaceae
French Pyrenees, approx 2000 m.

Dr Brian D Cox tells me: "This flower does grow wild in the British Isles !
I brought back a slab of peat from the Orkneys some years ago and was surprised to find that after being out in the rain the plant in question grew on the peat, subsequently the same slab of peat has produced some three years later the northern marsh orchid and much later an Erica.

Seeds were evidently dormant in this block of peat which was going to be used when dried on an Orcadian's peat fire.
The plant in question has just been identified as a Soldanella from a photograph sent to the RHS."
It's not in the BSBI database though.
14 June 2003
Category: Wild plants of Europe

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