Epithet: Rusty coloured
Flowers: 5-16 flowered, tubular with spreading lobes, 1.3-1.7cm long, crimson-purple, rose-scarlet or deep rose, rarely white, outside moderately or rather densely scaly.
Foliage: 1.6-4.3cm x 0.6-1.6cm, oblanceolate, lanceolate or oblong; upper surface dark green, shiny, not scaly or bristly; underside densely scaly, scales dark brown or reddish brown, overlapping.
Shrub 0.3-1.2m high.
Distribution: European Alps, Pyrenees, Austrian Alps, W. Yugoslavia, 900-2,100m in forest floor, pine scrub to open moorland on acid soil.
Commonly known as the 'Alpine Rose'.
Location: Hvidovre in Denmark
Photo: Mikkel Jørgensen