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Picos de Europa:
a naturalist's paradise - part 6

by Teresa Farino

Scientific names of plants mentioned in the text

Common name Scientific name
aconite-leaved buttercup Ranunculus aconitifolius
alpine aster Aster alpinus
alpine skullcap Scutellaria alpina
alpine snowbell Soldanella alpina ssp. cantabrica
alpine toadflax Linaria alpina ssp. filicaulis
angel's-tears Narcissus triandrus
ash Fraxinus excelsior
astrantia Astrantia major
bastard balm Melittis melissophyllum
beech Fagus sylvatica
bird's-nest orchid Neottia nidus-avis
bloody crane's-bill Geranium sanguineum
blue-leaved petrocoptis Petrocoptis pyrenaica ssp. glaucifolia
bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata
burnt orchid Orchis ustulata
common bistort Polygonum bistorta
cone knapweed Leuzea conifera
cone saxifrage Saxifraga conifera
cork oak Quercus suber
daisy-leaved toadflax Anarrhinum bellidifolium
dark-red helleborine Epipactis atrorubens
Deptford pink Dianthus armeria
dog's-tooth-violet Erythronium dens-canis
dragonmouth Horminum pyrenaicum
dull ophrys Ophrys fusca
early marsh orchid Dactylorhiza incarnata
early purple orchid Orchis mascula
early spider ophrys Ophrys sphegodes
elder-flowered orchid Dactylorhiza sambucina
English iris Iris latifolia
Etruscan honeysuckle Lonicera etrusca
fairy foxglove Erinus alpinus
field eryngo Eryngium campestre
fly orchid Ophrys insectifera
fragrant orchid Gymnadenia conopsea
French lavender Lavandula stoechas
frog orchid Coeloglossum viride
globeflower Trollius europaeus
grass-of-Parnassus Parnassia palustris
great yellow gentian Gentiana lutea
greater yellow-rattle Rhinanthus serotinus ssp. asturicus
green-winged orchid Orchis morio
hairy stonecrop Sedum villosum
herb-Paris Paris quadrifolia
hoop-petticoat daffodil Narcissus bulbocodium
horned pansy Viola cornuta
hyssop-leaved sideritis Sideritis hyssopifolia
Kerry lily Simethis planifolia
kidney vetch Anthyllis vulneraria
large self-heal Prunella grandiflora
large-flowered butterwort Pinguicula grandiflora
large-flowered leopard's-bane Doronicum grandiflorum
livelong saxifrage Saxifraga paniculata
lizard orchid Himantoglossum hircinum
maiden pink Dianthus deltoides
maidenhair fern Adiantum capillus-veneris
Malling toadflax Chaenorhinum origanifolium
man orchid Aceras anthropophorum
marsh hawk's-beard Crepis paludosa
marsh ragwort Senecio aquaticus
marsh-marigold Caltha palustris
martagon lily Lilium martagon
Mediterranean buckthorn Rhamnus alaternus
merendera Merendera pyrenaica
moss campion Silene acaulis
musk-mallow Malva moschata
neglected saxifrage Saxifraga praetermissa
osyris Osyris alba
pale flax Linum bienne
pale-flowered orchid Orchis pallens
parnassus-leaved buttercup Ranunculus parnassifolius
pink butterfly orchid Orchis papilionacea
pink sandwort Arenaria purpurascens
prickly juniper Juniperus oxycedrus
prostrate toadflax Linaria supina
purple saxifrage Saxifraga oppositifolia
pygmy hawk's-beard Crepis pygmaea
pyramidal orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis
Pyrenean lousewort Pedicularis pyrenaica
Pyrenean oak Quercus pyrenaica
Pyrenean snakeshead Fritillaria pyrenaica
Pyrenean squill Scilla lilio-hyacinthus
Pyrenean vetch Vicia pyrenaica
rampion bellflower Campanula rapunculus
rock cinquefoil Potentilla rupestris
rock soapwort Saponaria ocymoides
round-headed leek Allium sphaerocephalon
round-headed rampion Phyteuma orbiculare
round-leaved St John's-wort Hypericum nummularium
sawfly ophrys Ophrys tenthredinifera
sessile oak Quercus petraea
Sicilian orchid Dactylorhiza markusii
small-leaved lime Tilia cordata
snow gentian Gentiana nivalis
Solomon's-seal Polygonatum multiflorum
spiked rampion Phyteuma spicatum
spiked star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
spotted rock-rose Tuberaria guttata
spreading bellflower Campanula patula
spring gentian Gentiana verna
spring pasque flower Pulsatilla vernalis
spring squill Scilla verna
starry saxifrage Saxifraga stellaris
sticky flax Linum viscosum
strawberry-tree Arbutus unedo
Teesdale violet Viola rupestris
tongue orchid Serapias lingua
trumpet gentian Gentiana acaulis
turpentine tree Pistacia terebinthus
vanilla orchid Nigritella nigra
water avens Geum rivale
western holm oak Quercus ilex ssp. ballota
white asphodel Asphodelus albus
white false helleborine Veratrum album
whorled lousewort Pedicularis verticillata
wild clary Salvia verbenaca
wild jasmine Jasminum fruticans
woodcock ophrys Ophrys scolopax
wych elm Ulmus glabra
yellow mountain saxifrage Saxifraga aizoides
Alpine Toadflax - Linaria alpina ssp. filicaulis Alpine Toadflax
Linaria alpina ssp. filicaulis
© Teresa Farino
Great Yellow Gentian - Gentiana lutea © Teresa Farino Great Yellow Gentian
Gentiana lutea
© Teresa Farino
Large-flowered Butterwort - Pinguicula grandiflora © Teresa Farino Large-flowered Butterwort
Pinguicula grandiflora
© Teresa Farino


 
Picos de Europa: a naturalist's paradise
Introduction
Alpine birds & flowers
Meadows & forests
Lakes & gorges
San Glorio
[List of plants]
 

Natural history tours in the Picos de Europa:

A Feast of Flowers - botanical trips to the Picos de Europa
Spring Butterflies & Moths of the Picos de Europa
Natural History of the Picos de Europa & Páramos of Northern Castile
A Family Wildlife Holiday in the Picos de Europa
Autumn Moth Weekend in the Picos de Europa
Daily wildlife excursions in the Picos de Europa

Reports from past trips to the Picos de Europa:

Picos de Europa trip report 2013
Picos and Páramos trip report 2012
Picos de Europa trip report 2011
Picos de Europa trip report 2010
A Feast of Flowers in the Picos de Europa - 2009 trip report
Butterflies & moths of the Picos de Europa - 2008 trip report
Butterflies & moths of the Picos de Europa - 2006 trip report
Butterflies & moths of the Picos de Europa - 2005 trip report
BSBI Botanical Tour of the Picos de Europa - 2004 trip report

Related information:

Complete list of orchids for the Picos de Europa
Complete list of butterflies for the Picos de Europa
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