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Rare saxifrage spotted near to the Cabane des Dix

~ Monday, 6th July 2009

Last week I went over to the Cabane des Dix for a short trip. A couple of beautiful and not particularly common flowers caught my attention along the way.

Firstly, I spotted a couple of clumps of Androsace helvetica, or Swiss Rock Jasmine near to the Pas des Chevres. These delightful plants find refuge in tiny rock crevices, sheltered from the weather.

A new sighting for me was the Two flowered saxifrage, or Saxifraga biflora. I spotted a few of these near to the Cabane des Dix I hadn't seen these before, neither had the Guardian of the hut. Perhaps the seeds have been brought to the surface as a result of recent rubble slides due to snow melt or heavy rains. They are a beautiful and delicate plant.