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Naturalistic description of the flora
The presence of «Trientalis europea» (starflower) is a very special case, as this is an extremely rare species in Switzerland (it can be found only in two locations other than Cavagliola). It may well be that this splendid example of the primrose family is a left over from the glaciation period. Before the last glaciation it was probably far more widespread in this region. Today it survives only thanks to the presence of climatic conditions which have remained similar to those prevailing at that time. It is not clear, however, for how long it will be able to survive and be admired on the Moti da Cavagliola. For this rare specimen the comings and goings of Glacier Garden visitors could indeed be harmful.

Trientalis europea (starflower)

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