These diminutive pretty little flowers are more robust than you might imagine. They bloom in the high mountains of Europe often pushing their dainty stems and buds through pockets of snow - they are found in the Alps, the Dolomites, the Pyrenees, and the Carpathian's. Their name is Soldanella alpina, alpine snowbell and they belong to the Primulaceae family.
Tillandsia cyanea, Pink Quill, is a member of the Bromeliad family genus Tillandsia, which means air plants that grow on rocks and bark rather than in soil. They are found at elevations of between 2,000 and 3,500 feet above sea level and flourish in the rainforests of S. America.
One person named both flowers and answered all of the questions correctly. His comment was the first to arrive, and I immediately thought that I had made the quiz too easy. However, two other bloggers named the first flower and answered all of the questions correctly.
The the order in which they arrived.
1. Rod L correctly named both flowers and gave the right answers to all of the questions - a ⭐ to Rod L. I have no idea who you are Rod L, as you do not appear to have a blog.
2. David who knew the first flower and answered the questions correctly
3. Mariette who also named the first flower and answered all of the questions correctly.
Well done to Rod L, David and Mariette, and thank you to everyone for taking part.