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Blue-Spiked Rampion

Phyteuma betonicifolium     Fr: Raiponce à feuilles de bétoine

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We photographed these, without good sunlight, just below Lac Negre in the Alpes-Maritimes, at 2200 m. Our plant was 35 cm tall, wtih a 40 mm tall flowerhead.

Flowers. June-July

Altitude. 2200 m

Leaves. The basal leaves are stemmed, heart shaped, about 15-20 cm wide at the base. The stem leaves are long and narrow, 5 mm x 50 mm.

Habitat. Mountain prairies, above the trees.

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