A Botanist in Italy

Tres Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites

After one tentative excursion into the Dolomites I decided to take a long, meandering trip through Italy. The result is a collection of photographs, taken in Spring and early Summer, that illustrate the diversity of habitats across much of mainland Italy. There are photographs from the Dolomites, the coasts both east and west and the areas that really have left lasting impressions - the Monti Sibillini and Gran Sasso National Parks.

Round-leaved Pennycress
(Thlaspi rotundifolium)

Alpine Butterwort
(Pinguicula alpina)

Garland Flower
Daphne striata)



Garrigue, Alberobello

Sand Dunes, Terracina


Gran Sasso National Park

Monti Sibillini National Park

(Viola eugeniae)

Spring Sowbread
(Cyclamen repandrum)

Bertoloni's Bee Orchid
(Ophrys bertolonii)

Yellow Asphodel
(Asphodeline lutea)

Common Ipomea
(Ipomea purpureaa)

More pictures are to be found in the photo gallery    "Images from Italy"

email - IanWhitehead1@virginmedia.com

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Ian R.Whitehead 2000