Western Alps Rock Gardens

In a single glance, the Western Alps Rock Gardens offers you a panorama of all the species that inhabit the westernmost mountains in Italy, from the Maritime Alps to those of Provence, passing through the Cottian and Graian Alps. This is the home of Haller’s anenome. It is in the family of the ranunculaceae, but it differs from the other ranunculi because of its unusual and funny-looking fruit: it can be seen during the summer, easily recognizable because of its long feathery filament. Its name comes from its flowers, though: in Latin, pulsare means to move with a rocking motion, exactly like these flowers when they rock back and forth in the breezes that caress the alpine pastures.

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