Spring is the season for wildflower abundance in the Alps and every flower lover’s paradise! The variety seems endless; flowers come in all shapes and colours and here’s just a small selection.
This pink flower is surely found in other areas than the Alps, but it’s a good example of how beautiful seemingly insignificant flowers are if we just make the effort to look a bit closer.
Purple flowers make a bold statement – they show off, even if they’re fragile and delicate like the tassel hyacinth.
The blue flower is a symbol of Romanticism, for longing and love. The Alpine gentian has also become a symbol for the Alps themselves.
White flowers always have this extra feeling of purity. Some of them are favourite food of my neighbours, the Herens cows.
There is nothing like yellow flowers to spread sunshine even on a grey day! This one somehow brings out a lot of tenderness too…
Apart from poppies, red wildflowers are quite rare. One of the rarest in Switzerland is this one; and I’ve even got one in my garden!