Mogop (Pulsatilla vernalis)

During a hike in early July we visited a population of Pulsatilla vernalis (mogop) north of the lake Tyin. To reach the place we had to cross extensive snow-fields. Although snow is common at this altitude during summer the amount of snow present this year is rather unusual, due to a cold spring. Because of the large amounts of snow for the season we were keen to see if the plants were flowering right now. When we arrived we could conclude that we were there at the very peak of the flowering season, 4-6 weeks later than usual for the species! And what a sight! On ridges completely free of snow we could see hundreds of this beautiful flower! A very exiting view indeed.