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Roscoea alpina

Archive entry 02.07.17

6th July 2005

Roscoea alpina is a widespread species. Stocks in cultivation were once confused with Roscoea scillifolia , but nowadays the differences are better appreciated. The photo shows a fairly typical plant with mid purple flowers supported on a long floral tube and standing well clear of the leaves.

One of the more attractive features of the species is its tendency to have several flowers open at once, which contributes a lot to the floral display. The online 'Flora of China' says "Flowers purple or lilac, opening one at a time." so there is still some scope for clarification.

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