Images of the Schachen in June 2007

On Wednesday, the 13th of June 2007, the Alpine Garden on the Schachen opens for the summer. The entrance price remains at 2 €.

30 May 2007

A visit early in the season is well worthwhile, as the following photos show.

Garden Entrance

Anemone obtusiloba (Ranunculaceae)

The flowers of Anemone obtusiloba can be white, blue, purple-red or, very rarely, yellow. It is found in the Himalayas from Pakistan to south eastern Tibet and Burma between altitudes of 2,100 m and 4,300 m.

Androsace wulfeniana (Primulaceae) grows in the eastern Alps at about 2,000 m and is named after the Jesuit priest Franz Xaver Freiherr von Wulfen (1728 – 1805), a renowned explorer of nature and the Alps.

Androsace brevis (Primulaceae), endangered in the wild, grows from an altitude of 2,000 m upwards on the mountains around Comer Lake.

Androsace nivalis (Primulaceae) comes from North America; its range extending from British Columbia into north easterly Washington.

Androsace vitaliana (Primulaceae), named after the Italian botanist Vitaliano Donati (1717 – 1762), occurs in the south western Alps and in the Pyrenees.

Primula reptans (Primulaceae), the species name referring to its creeping growth habit, comes from the Himalayas. It occurs from Pakistan to central Nepal where it grows only at high altitudes between 3,600 and 5,500 m.

Primula latifolia (Primulaceae) is restricted to areas in the Alps and Pyrenees with acidic soils at altitudes between 1,900 and 2700 m.

Gentiana verna (Gentianaceae), of which there are numerous subspecies, is restricted to limestone areas. The subspecies indigenous to Bavaria, subsp. verna, is also found in the Pyrenees, France, north England, Ireland, arctic Russia, the Caucuses and Marocco.

Text: Ehrentraud Bayer
Photos: Jennifer Wainwright-Klein