Syn.: Marianthemum alpinum (Jacq.) Schur
Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
Distribution: Mountains of Europe – the Eastern and Central Alps, Carpathian Mountains.
Habitat: It grows on screes and rocks, from subalpine to alpine zones.
Description: A biennial or perennial herb with an erect stem, 5–20 cm high. The basal leaves are oval, hairy, stem leaves lanceolate. Drooping flowers on hairy stalks, corolla bell-shaped, blue, wooly hairy on margins. Flowers from June to August. The fruit is a capsule.
Threat and Protection: The Alpine Bellflower is a protected in some countries (CH, I).
These images were taken in Austria, Raxalpe (date: 19. 6. 2004).