I found this plant in the pre-Alps in Bavaria/Germany:

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It was located between 900 and 1200m above sea level on a forest meadow in the beginning of July. It was a hot day (>25°C) but not sunny at that time on the meadow. Despite some efforts I can't seem to identify it. My best guess is that is is some sort of Centaurium, maybe Centaurium erythraea? Can you help?

  • If no one recognises this plant,please post another picture which shows the foliage and stems, preferably the whole plant.
    – Bamboo
    Aug 12, 2016 at 7:40
  • And also, open flowers would be very helpful for a positive ID.
    – Brenn
    Aug 12, 2016 at 14:04

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Might be Thlaspi rotundifolium. True, the purple in the tight cluster is rather bright in the photo, but sometimes on opening the petal colour can appear to fade a little. The month of flowering is spot on, but the altitude is a bit low for this suggestion.

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