Plant ID forum: Flower upon the top of Mt Pilatus in Switzerland

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Queensland, Australia
Barker
Aug 20, 2014 8:44 PM CST
Way, way up the top of Mt Pilatus in Switzerland, in June this year, I snapped a photo of this beautiful plant that was growing in a very small grassy area in a very rocky ground. It was a cool sunny day. There were about 6 of the plants. Can anyone tell me what it is?




Name: Lori
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growitall
Aug 20, 2014 8:47 PM CST
Gentiana acaulis.
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lovemyhouse
Aug 20, 2014 8:48 PM CST
Looks to me like a Campanula of some sort.
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lovemyhouse
Aug 20, 2014 8:49 PM CST
Ah, cross posted. It is pretty.
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Horntoad
Aug 20, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Possibly Stemless Gentian (Gentiana acaulis)

https://www.google.com/search?q=Gentiana+acaulis&rlz=1C1GGGE...
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Queensland, Australia
Barker
Aug 20, 2014 9:02 PM CST
Thanks guys, yes I agree it is a Gentiana acaulis. And quite close to the Campanula genus by the looks of it. Thanks for the reference link too Horntoad.
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purpleinopp
Aug 21, 2014 7:34 PM CST
What a great plant, and cool habitat pic of it! Really enjoyed being a spectator for this one!
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Aug 21, 2014 9:12 PM CST
Barker said:And quite close to the Campanula genus by the looks of it.

Well, not really - completely different family, though both with bell-shaped flowers. :-)

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