Saturday, July 26, 2014

Flowers of the Death Mountain Range

The Death Mountain Range (Totes Gebirge) is part of the Northeastern Alps in Austria. The name comes from a lack of water in mountains and a sparse vegetation in the alpine areas. But it is a protected area famous for the flora. I made this photos during a walk on the Warscheneck and Toter Mann mountain.

Totes Gebirge Österreich
The death mountain range in Austria. 

Death Man Mountain Austria
On the Toter Mann (Death Man mountain). 

death man mountain Austria

The photos are made from the forest to the alpine area. It is just a small selection of flowers, sometimes the way is like walking through a garden. I did my best best to find out the species, but errors are possible. 

Anemone narcissiflora Narcissus-flowered anemone and false aster Aster bellidiastrum
Narcissus-flowered anemone and False Aster (Aster bellidiastrum).

Anemone narcissiflora im Toten Gebirge
Narcissus-flowered anemone (Anemone narcissiflora)

Breitblättriges Hornkraut Cerastium latifolium im Toten Gebirge
Cerastium latifolium

Buphthalmum salicifolium, the German name is Ochsenauge (Ox Eye). 

Campanula scheuchzeri im Toten Gebirge
Campanula scheuchzeri, Scheucherz Bellflower.

A large gentian.

Gentiana orbicularis round leaved gentian in Austria
Round-leaved Gentian (Gentiana orbicularis).

Gentiana orbicularis in Austria
And another gentian. 

Helianthemum alpestre rock rose in the Alps
Rock Rose (Helianthemum alpestre).

Lilium bulbiferum fire lily in Austria
Fire Lily (Lilium bulbiferum).

Lilium martagon Martagon or Turks cap lily in the Alps
 Martagon (Lilium martagon).

marsh orchids in the Alps
Marsh orchids are very common in the forests around the mountains.

Primula auricula mountain cowslip in the Alps
Mountain Cowslip (Primula auricula). 

Rhododendron hirsutum the hairy alpenrose in Austria
Hairy Alpenrose (Rhododendron hirsutum). 

Silene acaulis moss campion in the Alps
Moss Campion (Silene acaulis).

Veronica fruticans rock speedwell in the Alps
Rock Speedwell (Veronica fruticans).
 Linked with 
I Heart Macro and Macro Monday.


  1. Hi! Your photos are breathtakingly beautiful. I like wildflowers very much. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  2. My goodness...but this is all spectacular!!!

  3. how beautiful to see such variety on your walk in stunning scenery Christian

  4. World in your photos is beautiful and rich.

  5. What a gorgeous series Christian! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  6. Wow! magnificent floral shot ~ the blue flowers are amazing ~ for IHM 2 ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  7. gorgeous images. It's amazing these little gems grow in the harshest of conditions.

  8. Beautiful photography to capture the colors and detail.

  9. A beautiful series of images. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Stunning, rugged slopes and such exquiste flowers. All fascinating.

  11. Really great collection of flowers, cool shots.

  12. Hallöle Christian,
    oh so schöne Fotos! Da kommich ins Träumen! Gefallen mir alle sehr gut!
    Liebe Grüße sende nach Austria

  13. Thats a grim sounding name - but the flowers are wonderful.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  14. Rough-looking raw some of the landscape we saw on vacation, part of the Rocky Mountain range. We too saw many wildflowers, but I still can't get a decent macro shot with my camera. Not sure why. I love the variety of flowers you found, and the photos are great!

  15. Alpine plantes are just fantastic! Especially the gentians.


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