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Flower in Pyrenees

Observed: 11th August 2011 By: ChoughChough’s reputation in PlantsChough’s reputation in Plants
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A plant photo sent to me to identify but have no idea what it is... was taken at 3000m in the French Pyrenees

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GrizzledBadger's picture

Alpine

Consider Asteraceae (Compositae). ideally foliage & overall plant pics would help.

Brock

martinjohnbishop's picture

Yes, consider Asteroideae in

Yes, consider Asteroideae in the Gnaphalium sort of area. More pictures if we are to go any further.

lavateraguy's picture

Eidelweiss?

I had a look in an Alpine Flower guide, and Leontopodium alpinum looked to be the nearest match - but there should be fuzzy, silvery, bracts around the capitulescence.

Chough's picture

Thank you... I have uploaded

Thank you... I have uploaded two more photos that may be of some help?

martinjohnbishop's picture

Great, that has enabled me to

Great, that has enabled me to get closer. Thanks, Martin.
It is related to a plant used to make a liquor in the Alps
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9n%C3%A9pi