Bumblebee in Purple Centaurea flower in Appenzell Alps, Switzerland, Europe.
A bumblebee crawls on a purple Centaurea flower. Centaurea is a genus of hundreds of species of herbaceous thistle-like flowering plants (commonly called knapweed, starthistle, centaury, centory) in the family Asteraceae. Centaurea are found only north of the equator. August is a good month to see many attractive alpine wildflowers blooming in the Alpstein limestone range, Appenzell Alps, Switzerland, Europe. Appenzell Innerrhoden is Switzerland's most traditional and smallest-population canton (second smallest by area).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download