Can you help identify the attached plants? They were spotted along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route and I am writing an illustrated guide to some of the birds and flowers on the route.
The first one is an Aquilegia - but couldn't be more specific I'm afraid
The others will need someone else to narrow them down :)
I think the other two are Phyteuma, possibly spiked rampion (Phyteuma spicatum)
Thanks Mike spot on they certainly grow here Soule Pays Basque France
Thanks for your response. I thought that I had mentioned that I was referring to the French part of the camino the GR65 route in the Auvergne and I am totally convinced by your diagnosis of Spiked Rampion/Black Rampion as all the photos and evidence match
Thanks so much for your help and please thank Mike on my behalf
I can thank you directly. They are both Rampions as you say and I photographed them very badly on the French stretch of the Camino between St Chely D'Aubrac and Espalion in Mid May. As I live in S E England I was not familiar with them