Dianthus alpinus

Dianthus alpinus photo from wikipedia.

Scaevola hookeri

text from wikipedia. Scaevola hookeri Scaevola hookeri (Creeping Fan-flower or Alpine Fan-flower) is a prostrate perennial herb in the family Goodeniaceae. It is native to eastern Australia. Leaves are 6 to 50 mm long and 2 to 15 mm wide. Flowers are white or blue with a yellowish throat and appear between December and March [...]

Historical use of Spikenard

from wikipedia. my memo. Historical use of Spikenard The oil was known in ancient times and was part of the Ayurvedic herbal tradition of India. It was obtained as a luxury in ancient Egypt, the Near East, and Rome, where it was the main ingredient of the perfume nardinum. Nard was used to perfume the [...]


text from wikipedia. Globularia Globularia is a genus of about 22 species of flowering plants in the family Plantaginaceae, native to central and southern Europe, Macaronesia, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. They are dense low evergreen mat-forming herbs or subshrubs, with leathery oval leaves 1–10 cm long. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences (capitula) [...]


text from wikipedia. Gentiana Gentiana (pronounced /ˌdʒɛntʃiˈeɪnə/)[1] is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), tribe Gentianeae and monophyletic subtribe Gentianinae. With about 400 species, it is considered a large genus.


text from wikipedia. Dianthus Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to north Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) [...]


photo and text from wikipedia. Androsace Androsace is the second largest genus in the Primulaceae. It is a predominantly Arctic-alpine genus with many species in the Himalayas (where the genus originated), the mountains of central Asia, the Caucasus, and the southern and central European mountain systems, particularly the Alps and the Pyrenees. Recent molecular studies [...]


photo and text from wikipedia. Campanula Campanula (pronounced /kæmˈpænjuːlə/) is one of several genera in the family Campanulaceae with the common name bellflower. It takes its name from their bell-shaped flowers—campanula is Latin for “little bell”. The genus includes over 500 species and several subspecies, distributed across the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with [...]


“Alpinum” from wikipedia. An alpinum (or alpinarium, alpine garden) is a botanical garden specialized in the collection and cultivation of alpine plants growing naturally at high altitudes around the world, such as in the Caucasus, Pyrenees, Rocky Mountains, Alps and Himalayas. An alpinum tries to imitate the conditions of the plants’ place of origin, for [...]

Pasque flower

text from wikipedia. my note. I am very interested in this tiny flower. Pasque flower A pasque flower or pasqueflower (genus Pulsatilla) is one of about 33 species of herbaceous perennials native to meadows and prairies of North America, Europe, and Asia, valued for their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, and plumed seed heads. The [...]