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(Julian Alps Forest Hut Tour) Koca Zasavska (Julian Alps Forest Hut Tour) The park in Ribcev Laz (Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut) A wooden chalet (Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut) Triglav in cloud (Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut) Cloud inversion on Vogel

Flowers of the Julian Alps: An introduction

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Trumpet gentian

Gentiana asclepidea

Low plant in clusters of bell-shaped flowers.
Various shades of blue to be seen.

Snow Buttercup

Ranunculus adoneus

Shiny dish-shaped yellow or orange leaves.
Appears on snowfields soon after snow melts.

Season:
May-Aug
Frequency:
Common
Habitat:
800 - 3,100m on scree, rocks, grass
Properties:
Raises appetite, lowers body temperature


Season:
June-Aug
Frequency:
Common
Habitat:
High meadows, rocks and scree
Properties:
-


Trumpet Gentian
Snow Buttercup






Mouse-ear hawkweed

Hieracium peleterianum

Growing to 30cm, can be confused with Tolpis.
Single leafless stems; yellow flower with square ends.

Fringed gentian

Gentianella ciliata

Hairy-edged plant with spoon-shaped leaves.
Colour can be purple, pale blue, mid-blue or azure.

Season:
May-Oct
Frequency:
Uncommon
Habitat:
200 - 2,700m on dry grassland and heath
Properties:
-


Season:
Aug-Sept
Frequency:
Rare
Habitat:
200 - 2,400m on limestone, scrub, meadows
Properties:
-


Mouse-ear hawkweed
Fringed Gentian






Greater Burnet-saxifrage

Pimpinella major

Tall, growing up to 1m.
Member of the carrot family.

Large-flowered leopard's bane

Doronicum grandiflorum

Bold yellow flower growing up to 50cm tall.
Similar in appearance to Arnica and Chamois ragwort.

Season:
Jun-Aug
Frequency:
Rare
Habitat:
Meadows, herbs
Properties:
-


Season:
July-Aug
Frequency:
Uncommon
Habitat:
1,700 - 3,200m
Properties:
-


Greater Burnet-saxifrage
Large-flowered leopard`s bane






Monk's-hood

Aconitum napellus

Distinctive petals; upper petal forms 'hood'.
Buttercup family, growing to 1.5m tall.

Glacier mouse-ear chickweed

Cerastium uniflorum

Petals in groups of two resembling mouse ears.
Small flowers on short stems.

Season:
June-Aug
Frequency:
Common
Habitat:
High, damp woods; river banks
Properties:
Poisonous: do not pick up or eat


Season:
July-Aug
Frequency:
Uncommon
Habitat:
2,100 - 3,400m
Properties:
-


Monk`s-hood
Glacier mouse-ear chickweed






See these flowers close-up on a walking holiday in the Julian Alps

Alpine Exploratory offers a range of self-guided walking holidays in the Julian Alps. While trekking in the mountains you'll come across flowers in various places, whether poking out of cracks in rocks, or carpeting lush meadows. Our self-guided holidays give you the accommodation reservations, local information, routecards and maps that you need in order to enjoy the walking by yourself or in your own group of friends or family. The two trips below are chosen to offer the chance to see high-mountain flowers and valley flowers respectively.

Julian Alps
   Hut-to-Hut (Guided)


Guided trekking
6 stages

Trek from hut to hut in the highest Slovenian mountains, round a clever and flexible route


Julian Alps
   Hut-to-Hut


Self-guided trekking
6 days

A trek in Slovenia's high mountains where the flora changes noticeably as you gain and lose height


A long view over Slovenian hills from near Dom Planika
Triglav`s summit in cloud







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We are a small team based in Edinburgh in the UK. 2018 will be our 14th Summer in the Alps, the 12th on our UK routes, and our first in Norway.

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