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Plants in the wood of the Lech valley near Forchach (Austria)
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The woods on the ground of the Lech valley in Austria are standing on brash which the Lech has washed out of the Northern Limestone Alps, containing a rich flora including several orchids. In fresher areas pines and spruces are mixed, and if there are areas without bushes in between you can find many different flowers in these meadow-like biotopes.
 
Dactylorhiza fuchsii, Common Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza fuchsii, Common Spotted Orchid
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Platanthera bifolia, Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Platanthera bifolia, Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Gymnadenia conopsea Farbvariante_Color variant, Common Fragrant Orchid
Gymnadenia conopsea Farbvariante_Color variant, Common Fragrant Orchid
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Epipactis palustris, Marsh Helleborine
Epipactis palustris, Marsh Helleborine
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Maianthemum bifolium, May Lily, False Lily of the Valley
Maianthemum bifolium / May Lily, False Lily of the Valley
Liliaceae / Lily Fam.
 
Pyrola rotundifolia, Round-Leaved Wintergreen
Pyrola rotundifolia / Round-Leaved Wintergreen
Pyrolaceae / Wintergreen Fam.
 
Melampyrum sylvaticum, Small Cow-Wheat
Melampyrum sylvaticum / Small Cow-Wheat
Scrophulariaceae / Figwort Fam.
 
Aquilegia atrata, Dark Columbine
Aquilegia atrata / Dark Columbine
Ranunculaceae / Buttercup Fam.
 
Euphorbia dulcis, Sweet Spurge
Euphorbia dulcis / Sweet Spurge
Euphorbiaceae / Spurge Fam.
 
Bistorta vivipara, Alpine Bistort
Bistorta vivipara / Alpine Bistort
Polygonaceae / Knotweed Fam.
 
Campanula rotundifolia, Harebell
Campanula rotundifolia / Harebell
Campanulaceae / Bellflower Fam.
 
Tofieldia calyculata, Mountain Scottish Asphodel
Tofieldia calyculata / Mountain Scottish Asphodel
Liliaceae / Lily Fam.
 
Anthericum ramosum, Branched St. Bernard's Lily
Anthericum ramosum / Branched St. Bernard's Lily
Liliaceae / Lily Fam.
 
Carduus defloratus, Alpine Thistle
Carduus defloratus / Alpine Thistle
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
Trifolium montanum, Mountain Clover
Trifolium montanum / Mountain Clover
Fabaceae / Legumes
 
Aster bellidiastrum, Daisy Star
Aster bellidiastrum / Daisy Star
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
Galium pumilum, Slender Bedstraw
Galium pumilum / Slender Bedstraw
Rubiaceae / Bedstraw Fam.
 
Thesium alpinum, Alpine Bastard Toadflax
Thesium alpinum / Alpine Bastard Toadflax
Santalaceae / Sandalwood Fam.
 
Phyteuma orbiculare, Round-Headed Rampion
Phyteuma orbiculare / Round-Headed Rampion
Campanulaceae / Bellflower Fam.
 
Potentilla erecta, Tormentil
Potentilla erecta / Tormentil
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
Prunella grandiflora, Large Selfheal
Prunella grandiflora / Large Selfheal
Lamiaceae / Mint Fam.
 
Cirsium acaule, Stemless Thistle, Dwarf Thistle
Cirsium acaule / Stemless Thistle, Dwarf Thistle
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
Berberis vulgaris, Barberry
Berberis vulgaris / Barberry
Berberidaceae / Barberry Fam.
 
Berberis vulgaris, Barberry
Berberis vulgaris / Barberry
Berberidaceae / Barberry Fam.
 
 
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For the dryer sites in loose pine wood the following plants are typical:
 
Epipactis atrorubens, Dark-red Helleborine
Epipactis atrorubens, Dark-red Helleborine
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Ophrys insectifera, Fly Orchid
Ophrys insectifera, Fly Orchid
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Gymnadenia odoratissima, Short-spurred Fragrant Orchid
Gymnadenia odoratissima, Short-spurred Fragrant Orchid
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Juniperus communis, Juniper
Juniperus communis / Juniper
Cupressaceae / Cypresse Fam.
 
Gypsophila repens, Alpine Gypsophila
Gypsophila repens / Alpine Gypsophila
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
Thymus pulegioides, Large Thyme
Thymus pulegioides / Large Thyme
Lamiaceae / Mint Fam.
 
Buphthalmum salicifolium, Yellow Ox-Eye
Buphthalmum salicifolium / Yellow Ox-Eye
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
Antennaria dioica, Mountain Everlasting
Antennaria dioica / Mountain Everlasting
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
Leontodon incanus, Grey Hawkbit
Leontodon incanus / Grey Hawkbit
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 

Of the following three plants I assume that they either escaped from gardens or have been brought to here by high water of the Lech.
Iris cultivars, Cultivated Iris Form
Iris cultivars / Cultivated Iris Form
Iridaceae / Iris Fam.
  washed up by the Lech
Lysimachia punctata, Yellow Loosestrife, Dotted Loosestrife
Lysimachia punctata / Yellow Loosestrife, Dotted Loosestrife
Primulaceae / Primrose Fam.
 
Euphorbia epithymoides, Cushion Spurge
Euphorbia epithymoides / Cushion Spurge
Euphorbiaceae / Spurge Fam.
 

Later in summer beneath other plants Creeping Lady's-Tresses is in flower, of which the unusual leaves are often hidden in moss:
Goodyera repens, Creeping Lady's-Tresses
Goodyera repens, Creeping Lady's-Tresses
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Goodyera repens, Creeping Lady's-Tresses
Goodyera repens, Creeping Lady's-Tresses
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Goodyera repens, Creeping Lady's-Tresses
Goodyera repens, Creeping Lady's-Tresses
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Epipactis helleborine, Broad-Leaved Helleborine
Epipactis helleborine, Broad-Leaved Helleborine
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Epipactis atrorubens x Epipactis helleborine
Epipactis atrorubens x Epipactis helleborine
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
Epipactis atrorubens x Epipactis helleborine
Epipactis atrorubens x Epipactis helleborine
Orchidaceae / Orchids
 
 

 

The brash areas of the Lech are counting to the most important of the remaining sites of the German Tamarisk. But I haven't seen it there yet, the photos were taken in the botanical garden of the University of Tübingen:
Myricaria germanica, German Tamarisk
Myricaria germanica / German Tamarisk
Tamaricaceae / Tamarisk Fam.
 
Myricaria germanica, German Tamarisk
Myricaria germanica / German Tamarisk
Tamaricaceae / Tamarisk Fam.
 
 
Naturally this list of plants isn't complete by far. It will be continued on occasion.  
 

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.. Verwandtschaft
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.. Blütenbau
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.. Regionen
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.. Aufn.-Monat
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.. Früchten + Samen
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.. Wurzeln + Knollen
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Bäume
Trees
 
Sträucher
Bushes
 
Wasser-Pfl.
Water Plants
 
Kletter-/Schling-Pfl.
Climbers + Twiners
 
Nutz-Pfl.
Useful Pl.
 
Zier-Pflanzen
Ornamental Pl.
 
Farb-Var.
Color Var.
 
Mehrere Kriterien
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Biotope + Gruppen
Biotopes + Groups
 
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29-Jun-2011

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