Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Seven Days on the Sentiero delle Orobie - Up Close with Flowers of the Bergamo Alps

This post shows some of the beautiful flowers we encountered on the Sentiero delle Orobie - a seven day hike we did recently. For more information about the hike, location specifics for each day, and details of these flowers, see Seven Days on the Sentiero delle Orobie – A Journey Through the Bergamo Alps. Also, see our Pinterest page Bergamasque Prealps Flowers and Plants.

Day 1




Day 2




Day 3




Day 4




Day 6





Flower Names

Day 1
  • Row 1
    • [Asteraceae] Leucanthemopsis alpina – Alpine Moon Daisy (Margherita alpina)
    • [Caryophyllaceae] Silene vulgaris – Bladder Campion (Silene comune)
    • [Ranunculaceae] Ranunculus aconitifolius – Aconite-Leaf Buttercup (Ranuncolo a foglie di aconito)
  • Row 2
    • [Asteraceae] Cirsium spp.
    • [Gentianaceae] Gentiana purpuea – Purple Gentian (Genziana porporina)
    • [Hypericaceae] Hypericum maculatum – Imperforate or Spotted St John’s Wort (Erba di S. Giovanni macchiata)
  • Row 3
    • [Liliaceae] Lilium martagon - Martagon Lily, Turk’s Cap Lily (Giglio a turbante, Giglio martagone)
    • [Liliaceae] Lilium martagon - Martagon Lily, Turk’s Cap Lily (Giglio a turbante, Giglio martagone)
    • [Apiaceae] Astrantia major – Greater Masterwort (Astranzia maggiore)
Day 2
  • Row 1
    • [Asteraceae] Crespis aurea – Golden Hawk's Beard (Radicchiella aranciata)
    • [Asteraceae] Jacobaea carniolica – Grey Alpine Groundsel (Senecione biancheggiante della Carniola)
    • [Asteraceae] Lactuga alpina – Blue Sow Thistle (Lattuga alpina)
  • Row 2
    • [Orchidaceae] Platanthera bifolia – Lesser Butterfly-Orchid (Platantera comune)
    • [Gentianaceae] Gentiana punctata – Spotted Gentian (Genziana punteggiata)
    • [Gentianaceae] Gentiana punctata – Spotted Gentian (Genziana punteggiata)
  • Row 3
    • [Liliaceae] Lilium martagon - Martagon Lily, Turk’s Cap Lily (Giglio a turbante, Giglio martagone)
    • [Melanthiaceae] Veratrum album – White Hellebore (Veratro bianco)
    • [Campanulaceae] Phyteuma ovatum – Dark Rampion (Raponzolo plumbeo)
  • Row 4
    • [Cyperaceae] Eriophorum scheuchzeri – White Cotton Grass (Pennacchi di Scheuchzer)
    • [Ranunculaceae] Pulsatilla alpina – Alpine Pasqueflower (Plusatilla alpina)
    • Ant on unknown yellow flower.
Day 3

  • Row 1
    • [Amaryllidaceae] Allium schoenoprasum– Wild Chives (Erba cipollina)
    • [Brassicaceae] Noccaea rotundifolium – Round Leaved Penny Cress (Erba storna a foglie rotunda)
    • [Violaceae] Viola commollia – (Viola di Comolli)
  • Row 2
    • [Campanulaceae] Phyteum spp. – Rampion (Raponzolo)
    • [Lentibulariaceae] Pinguicula vulgaris – Common Butterwort (Erba unta comune)
    • [Plantaginaceae] Linaria alpina – Alpine Toadflax (Linajola alpina)
  • Row 3
    • [Ranunculaceae] Ranunculus glacialis – Glacier Buttercup (Ranunculo delle nevi)
    • [Saxifragaceae] Micranthes engleri – Starry Saxifrage (Sassifraga di Engler, Sassifraga stellata)
    • [Gentianaceae] Gentiana bavarica – Bavarian Gentian (Genziana bavarese)
Day 4

  • Row 1
    • [Caryophyllaceae] Silene acaulis – Moss Campion (Silene a cuscinetto)
    • [Ranunculaceae] Pulsatilla alpina – Alpine Pasqueflower (Plusatilla alpina)
  • Row 2
    • [Rosaceae] Potentilla nitida – Pink cinquefoil (Cinquefoglia delle Dolomiti)
    • [Rosaceae] Potentilla nitida – Pink cinquefoil (Cinquefoglia delle Dolomiti)
Day 6

  • Row 1
    • [Amaryllidaceae] Allium victoralis – Alpine Leek (Aglio serpentino)
    • [Apiaceae] Astrantia minor – Minor Masterwort (Astranzia minore)
    • [Asteraceae] Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum – Edelweiss (Stella alpina)
  • Row 2
    • [Asteraceae] Prenanthes purpurea – Purple Lettuce (Lattuga montana porporina)
    • [Caryophyllaceae] Silene flos-cuculi subsp. flos-cuculi – Ragged Robin (Crontonella for di cuculo)
    • [Rosaceae] Geum rivale – Purple or Water Avens (Cariofillata dei ruscelli)
  • Row 3
    • [Ericaceae] Vaccinium myrtillus – Blue Whortleberry, European Blueberry (Mirtillo nero)
    • [Gentianaceae] Gentiana utriculosa – Bladder Gentian (Genziana alata)
    • [Linaceae] Linum usitatissimum – Common Flax, Linseed (Lino selvatico)
  • Row 4
    • [Orchidaceae] Gymnadenia odoratissima– Sweetest Orchid (Manina profumata)
    • [Orchidaceae] Nigritella nigra rhellicani - Vanilla Orchid (Moretta, Vaniglia d’Alpe)
    • [Orchidaceae] Pseudorchis albida – Small White Orchid (Orchide albida)
  • Row 5
    • [Lamiaceae] Betonica hirsuta – Common Hedgenettle, Purple Betony (Betonica del monte Prada)
    • [Orobanchaceae] Rhinanthus spp. – Yellow Rattle (Cresta di gallo)
    • [Rosaceae] Sanguisorba dodecandra – Italian Burnet (Salvastrella con dodici stami)
  • Row
    • [Saxifragaceae] Saxifraga aizoides – Yellow Saxifrage (Sassifraga gialla)
    • [Saxifragaceae] Saxifraga hostii– Host's Saxifrage (Sassifraga di Host)
    • [Rosaceae] Dryas octopetala – White Dryas (Camedrio alpino)

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