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Soldanella pusilla

Alpine Snowbell

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Common name

Alpine Snowbell


Scientific name

Soldanella pusilla Baumg.


Conservation status and threats

NOT protected species in Bulgaria.


Description and identification

Herbaceous perennial plant. The stem is 2 to 10 cm tall, with only one flower (very rarely with two flowers). The flowers 1–1,5 cm long, violet or purple, rarely white. The leaves are orbicular, with entire edge, up to 1 cm in diameter. Flowering season: June-August[1].


Habitat

Wet and stony meadows, along the melting snowbanks[2].


Distribution in Bulgaria

Found in the following mountains: Rila, Pirin and Vitosha; above 2200 meters (≈ 7 200 ft) above sea level[3].


General distribution

Apennines, Alps, Carpathians and the Balkan Peninsula[4].


References

[1] Стоянов, Н. & Б. Китанов. 1966. Високопланинските растения в България. Изд. "Наука и изкуство". София.

[2] Стоянов, Н. & Б. Китанов. 1966. Пос. източник.

[3] Стоянов, Н. & Б. Китанов. 1966. Пос. източник.

[4] Стоянов, Н. & Б. Китанов. 1966. Пос. източник.


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