Wildflowers in Slovenia – Alpine Regions

Centaurea sp.

I collect many things, images of wildflowers among them. This is my first attempt to organize some of those, beginning with those found in Slovenia’s alpine regions.

More specifically, this first batch is from a stretch of the Soca/Isonzo River valley a few kilometers from Kobarid, along a southwestern edge of Triglav National Park. Above is one from the genus Centaurea, commonly referred to as knapweed.

Briefly about the habitat represented here: most of this hike was at about 270m /1000ft above sea level, a lower-lying region; most of these were taken along a hiking paths at the edge of a forest, not far from the river’s edge. In most cases, just above it.

There are no rare finds included here; are all considered common, widely distributed throughout central Europe, and parts of western, eastern and northern Europe.

To assist with identification, I’ve added dates when the photos were taken. Many thanks to Slovenian botanist and naturalist Domen Stanič for his assistance and insight with identification. Check out his blog Carniolicum, where he documents the field work he conducts in Slovenia, northeast Italy, and other regions of central and eastern Europe.

Any further identifications, insights or corrections greatly appreciated.

Campanula sp, possibly Campanula trachelium
Campanula sp, possibly Campanula trachelium or nettle-leaved bellflower – 8 July 2016

 

Cyclamen purpurascens - Alpine, European or purple cyclamen
Cyclamen purpurascens – Alpine, European or purple cyclamen – 8 July 2016

 

Clematis sp., possibly Clematis recta or Ground virginsbower
Clematis sp., possibly Clematis recta or Ground virginsbower – 8 July 2016

 

Geranium nodosum or knotted crane's-bill
Geranium nodosum or knotted crane’s-bill – 8 July 2016

 

Silene dioica
Silene dioica, aka red campion and red catchfly – 8 July 2016

 

Lotus sp.
Lotus sp. – 8 July 2016

 

Amata phegea or Nine-spotted moth on Knautia drymeia, a Hungarian Widow Flower
Amata phegea or Nine-spotted moth on Knautia drymeia, a Hungarian Widow Flower – 8 July 2016

 

Knautia drymeia - Hungarian Widow Flower
Knautia drymeia – Hungarian Widow Flower – 8 July 2016

 

Knautia drymeia - Hungarian Widow Flower
Knautia drymeia – Hungarian Widow Flower – 8 July 2016

 

Knautia drymeia - Hungarian Widow Flower
Knautia drymeia – Hungarian Widow Flower – 8 July 2016

 

Knautia drymeia - Hungarian Widow Flower
Knautia drymeia – Hungarian Widow Flower – 8 July 2016

 

Erigeron sp.
Erigeron sp. – 8 July 2016

 

Erebia epipsodea (Common Alpine Butterfly) on Buphthalmum salicifolium or oxeye
Erebia epipsodea (Common Alpine Butterfly) on Buphthalmum salicifolium or oxeye – 8 July 2016

 

Not confirmed - Leucanthemum vulgare, or oxeye daisy?
Not confirmed – Leucanthemum vulgare, or oxeye daisy? – 8 July 2016

 

Can someone help?
Can someone help? – 8 July 2016

Images will be added to this gallery regularly as available. And a note about the photos: most were taken in low light conditions but the colors should be considered fairly accurate.

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