Blue Gentian

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After the ‘green‘ one, here is another impression from my recent hiking tours in the Alps: this time a combination of brown, green and blue.

The one below is the Gentiana Verna (or Spring Gentian). It is rather small and widespread, found on sunny alpine meadows.

Gentiana Verna Group

Gentiana Verna Group

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Enzian

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The Enzian belongs to the gentian family (Gentianaceae). This one shows the Clusius-Enzian which can be found up to 2800 m in limestone areas. The deep blue makes it a special flower. It is protected by law, but can be found in many places in the Alps.

Enzian

Enzian

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