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Wildflowers | Bjørn H Smevold

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Waves are pounding the coast of northern Madeira, by São Vicente. We are looking for the succulent endemic plant Aeonium glandulosum, as well as a sheltered place for fishing. We will soon find both. Ilha da Madeira. The green island. 🌵 #atlantic #atlantico #botanica #botanistgonewild #ilhadamadeira #islands #landscape #macaronesia #madeiralandscape #madeira #madeiraisland #natur #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #naturevideo #ocean #outdoorlovers #outdoors #portugal #saltwater #sãovicente #wanderlust #video #view #vista #wanderlust #waves
🌍 Aeonium glandulosum, the ensaião de pasta, is the least widespread of the two native Aeoniums endemic to Madeira. Madeira is situated in the eastern Atlantic, around 500 km north of the Canary islands, to the west of Morocco. 🏔 It is quite common in the moister northern regions of Madeira, in rocky habitats like ravines, cliffs and rocks, sometimes stony walls, habitats with less competition, at lower altitudes (0-300 m (700 m)). Common or very common on sea cliffs on the north coast. It is also found on rocky slopes and some peaks at the smaller neighboring islands of Deserta Grande, Bugio and Porto Santo. Populations from the mountains of Porto Santo with smaller caespitose (branching) individuals have not been given status as a separate species. The specimens in the photos are captured from near the sea in Seixal on the nortwestern coast. It is not too common in cultivation, but I was sowing seeds many years ago, and my plants are thriving in shallow clay pots with a volcanic lava based substrate, spending the summer outdoors, and the winters in a heated greenhouse. 🌱An element of an old rather xerophytic flora formerly distributed across north Africa and parts of the Mediterranean, the drying out of north Africa separated populations and species. Today the greatest diversity in Aeoniums is found in the Canary islands, the island of Tenerife in particular. Aeoniums are also found in Cape Verde and in some localities in western Morocco. There are also two species with a somewhat fragmented distribution across east and northeast Africa, one of them mainly growing epiphytic. 🌵 #aeonium #aeoniumglandulosum #botanica #botanistgonewild #botany #ensaião #ensaiãodepasta #flora #floradamadeira #floradaportugal #floraofmadeira #habitat #habitatphotos #ilhadamadeira #macaronesia #madeira #madeiraflowers #madeiraisland #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoorlovers #pastinha #planthunter #planthunting #succulent #succulentlove #succulentlover
Grey Mullet. Liza. Mugil cephalus. A more or less vegetarian fish, living of algae and biofilm on rocks and vegetation, often found within estuaries and harbors. An extremely strong fighter, my friend Tore caught one for each of us in Seixal, we were very delighted that the fabulous restaurant @gaviaonovo in Zona Velha in Funchal could barbeque the fish for us in a perfect manner, alongside an assortment of delicious mussels and shellfish! 🦐 Ilha da Madeira. The green island. 🌵 #angling #botanistgonewild #fish #fishing #gaviaonovo #greymullet #ilhadamadeira #islands #landscape #liza #macaronesia #madeira #madeiraisland #mugilcephalus #multe #natur #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoorlovers #outdoors #pescado #pez #portugal #seafood #utpåtur #wanderlust #wanderlust
🌍 Aeonium glutinosum, the ensaião, is the most widespread of the two native Aeoniums endemic to Madeira. 🏔 It is rather common in Madeira and is distributed around much of the island in rocky habitats like ravines and slopes and sometimes stony walls, habitats with less competition, at lower altitudes (0-300 m, in extreme cases to 1700 m) near the coast or a little bit inland. It is also found at the smaller neighboring island of Deserta Grande in the Ilhas Desertas, as well as in the island of Porto Santo, being very rare in both islands. It grows to a width of around a meter, and a height of up to 60 cm. It has a higher drought tolerance than A. glandulosum, and the leaves are thicker than most species of Aeonium. The leaves and especially stems are viscid, rather sticky. This traps insects, and one can imagine that it may kill insects feasting on the plants, or trap insects that will eventually be a source of more nutrients to its roots, and it is maybe also a way of having a surface preventing excessive evaporation. A great adaptation. It is not common in cultivation, but I aquired seeds many years ago, and my plants are thriving in clay pots with a volcanic lava based substrate, spending the summer outdoors, and the winters in a heated greenhouse. An element of an old rather xerophytic flora formerly distributed across north Africa and parts of the Mediterranean, the drying out of north Africa separated populations and species. Today the greatest diversity in Aeoniums is found in the Canary islands, the island Tenerife in particular. Aeoniums are also found in Cape Verde and in some localities in western Morocco. There are also two species with a somewhat fragmented distribution across east and northeast Africa, one of them mainly growing epiphytic. 🌵 #aeonium #aeoniumglutinosum #botanica #botanistgonewild #botany #ensaiao #farrobo #flora #floradamadeira #floradaportugal #floraofmadeira #habitat #habitatphotos #ilhadamadeira #macaronesia #madeira #madeiraflowers #madeiraisland #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoorlovers #outdoors #planthunter #planthunting #succulent #succulentlove #succulentlover
Dragon tree, Dracaena drago, Dragoeiro in Portuguese, in cultivation in Funchal, Madeira. 🌍 A native of the Canary islands, Madeira, and Cape Verde, it is also reported from the Azores, but these are probably planted in earlier days. The Dragoeiro is almost extinct on Madeira, with a few specimens reported from around Ribeira Brava. I am actually cultivating Dragon Trees in containers, from seeds of Gran Canarian origin which I planted back in 1994. Thriving outdoors during summer, they are overwintering in my heated greenhouse. Being 25 years old, they are still less than a meter tall. 🏔 Growing in somewhat drier areas at lower altitudes. An element of an old rather xerophytic flora formerly distributed across north Africa and parts of the Mediterranean, the drying out of north Africa and the Sahara left many of these species surviving in refugees in the Canaries, Cape Verde, Madeira and the Azores, as well as in a few localities in western Morocco. A related species of Dracaena is also found at the island of Socotra, Yemen, showing the wide distribution it had in the past. Genetic studies has disvovered that there are actually two species of Dracaena in the Canary islands. Ilha da Madeira.🌵 #arvores #botanica #botanistgonewild #botany #dracaenadrago #dragoeiro #dragontree #endangeredspecies #enpeligrodeextincion #flora #floradamadeira #floradaportugal #floraofmadeira #ilhadamadeira #macaronesia #madeira #madeiraflowers #madeiraisland #natur #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoorlovers #outdoors #plantasraras #planthunter #planthunting #portugal
Glacial Buttercup, Ranunculus glacialis visited by a pollinating fly. At around 1500 meters/4900 feet altitude at Såleggi/Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Oppland county, Norway. 🏔 Found at higher altitudes, in cold wet places. To 4200 meters/13800 feet altitude in the Alps. Found up to 2370 meters/7800 feet at Galdhøpiggen in Norway. 🌍 Found throughout higher altitudes of the Scandinavian mountain chain, Finland, the Kola peninsula of northwestern Russia, Svalbard/Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland, the Faroes, eastern Greenland, in the Alps of central Europe, here and there in the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada of the Iberian peninsula. It is also found in the Karparhians. A subspecies or separate species, R. chamissonis, is found in both sides of the Bering strait, in Siberia and Alaska. 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #flora #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #glacialbuttercup #gletcherhahnenfuss #isranunkel #issoleie #jääleinikki #mountainflora #mountainflowers #natur #naturaleza #nature #naturephotography #outdoors #planthunt #planthunting #ranunculusglacialis #villblomster #wildflowers
Purple Saxifrage, Saxifraga oppositifolia by a little stream at Soleggen, in the Jotunheimen massif, Norway. One close up, and two habitat photos. 🌍 S. oppositifolia is circumboreal, found across the high arctic, as well as further south in mountainous areas. It is found in places like Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, Scandinavia, northern Eurasia, north America, south into the Rocky Mountains, as well as the Pyrenees and Alps of Europe, and more.. 🏞Growing in places like dry hillsides, or by mossy patches by streams, preferably on calcareous soils. 🌵 #alpineflora #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #flores #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #kukka #mountainflowers #mountains #natur #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoorlovers #plantas #plantlife #plantlove #purplesaxifrage #rødsildre #saxifragaoppositifolia #sinirikko #wildflowers
Spring Pasqueflower, Pulsatilla vernalis. Captured at around 1400 m altitude in June, most specimens were finished flowering due to the unusually warm weather, with record breaking temperatures. A few were still blooming, they had obviously been recently melting out of the nearby snow bed. Såleggi/Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Oppland county, Norway. The county of Oppland is actually having a two-flowered Spring Pasqueflower in their coat of arms! 🏔 Grasslands, shrublands, sometimes in open woodlands. In the mountains and in lowlands in certain areas. 🌍 Mountains of Europe, northern, central and southwestern, as well as the Balkans. Also found at lower altitudes in Scandinavia, and central Europe, the species is struggling in several of these lowland localities. Threats are overgrowing and competition, due to changes in agriculture, factors being less grazing, use of fertilizers, among others. In Denmark it is dependent on regular fires in the heath-covered lands where it grows. It seems to do well at higher altitudes. In several countries, it may be dependent on close monitoring and conservation work, like opening up of overgrown habitats, cutting grass with scythes, prescribed heath fires, grazing and protection of habitats. 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #flora #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #kangasvuokko #mogop #mosippa #mountainflowers #mountains #natur #naturaleza #nature #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #planthunt #planthunting #pulsatillavernalis #springpasqueflower #villblomster #wildflowers
Spring Pasqueflower, Pulsatilla vernalis. Captured at around 1400 m altitude in June, most specimens were finished flowering due to the unusually warm weather, with record breaking temperatures. A few were still blooming, they had obviously been recently melting out of the nearby snow bed. Såleggi/Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Oppland county, Norway. The county of Oppland is actually having a two-flowered Spring Pasqueflower in their coat of arms! 🏔 Grasslands, shrublands, sometimes in open woodlands. In the mountains and in lowlands in certain areas. 🌍 Mountains of Europe, northern, central and southwestern, as well aa the Balkans. Also found at lower altitudes in Scandinavia, and central Europe, the species is struggling in several of these lowland localities. Threats are overgrowing and competition, due to changes in agriculture, factors being less grazing, use of fertilizers, among others. In Denmark it is dependent on regular fires in the heath-covered lands where it grows. It seems to do well at higher altitudes. In several countries, it may be dependent on close monitoring and conservation work, like opening up of overgrown habitats, cutting grass with scythes, prescribed heath fires, grazing and protection of habitats. 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #flora #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #kangasvuokko #mogop #mosippa #mountainflowers #mountains #natur #naturaleza #nature #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #planthunt #planthunting #pulsatillavernalis #springpasqueflower #villblomster #wildflowers
The so-called Rare Spring Sedge, Carex ericetorum, not so rare here in the mountains of south central Norway. The photos are showing the sedge in full bloom: forst its yellow male flowers with pollen, then its whitish female stigmas. Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 Growing on sandy and often calcareous soils, short grasslands and meadows, pastures, ridges, road sides, open pine forests. Lowlands as well as into the mountains. 🌍 Northern and central Europe, to western Asia. 🌵 #bakkestarr #botaniskforening #botanistgonewild #carex #carexericetorum #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #flora #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #macro #macrofoto #macrophotography #makro #mountainflowers #natur #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoors #planthunter #planthunting #villblomster #wildflowers
A famous medicinal plant, this is the succulent Roseroot, a male flowering Stonecrop, Rhodiola rosea, also known as Rose Root or Golden Root. Being dioecious, male and female flowers are found on different plants, but not always. This species is showing up several variations in this regard. The featured specimen is showing its male flowers (female flowers posted a couple of days ago). Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 Often on moist open ground, peaty soils, or other places with less competition. In the mountains and by the sea. 🌍 As many other species of the northern boreal element, this is a species of a more or less circumboreal distribution. It is found scattered across eastern and northeastern north America, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroes? Scandinavia and mountains of Europe, central Asia and northern Asia. In Scandinavia it is reaching almost to the tallest summits of the mountain tops. 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #goldenroot #hiking #macrophotography #medicinalplants #mountainflowers #natur #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoors #planthunter #planthunting #rhodiolarosea #rosenrot #roseroot #villblomster #wildflowers
Lapland Lousewort, Pedicularis lapponica. A hemi-parasite of the northernhemisphere. Såleggi/Soleggen, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 Found in dry or moist habitats, mountain sides, meadows in the mountains, sometimes on the drier part of bogs, and a variety of other open habitats. It seems to have a preference for acidic and often peaty soils, but it may also be found at calcareous soils. It is connecting its roots to a variety of hosts, often on Salix spp, and members of the Cyperaceae, as well as several other species and plant groups. 🌍 A circumpolar or circumboreal species, it is found on the north American continent in Alaska and across Canada. Then Greenland, northern Europe, in the mountain ranges of Scandinavia, and the very north of Finland. It is also found in northern Asia, through western and eastern Siberia. 🌵 #alpineflora #alpineflowers #alpineplants #blekmyrklegg #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #laplandlousewort #mountainflora #mountainflowersj #naturaleza #natureza #naturelovers #naturephoto #naturephotography #orobanchaceae #outdoorlovers #pediculairedelaponie #pedicularislapponica #semiparasiticplants #villblomster #wildflowers
A famous medicinal plant, this is the succulent Roseroot Stonecrop, Rhodiola rosea, also known as Rose Root or Golden Root. Being dioecious, male and female flowers are found on different plants, but not always. This species is showing up several variations in this regard. The featured specimen is showing its female flowers. Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 Often on moist open ground, peaty soils, or other places with less competition. In the mountains and by the sea. 🌍 As many other species of the northern boreal element, this is a species of a more or less circumboreal distribution. It is found scattered across eastern and northeastern north America, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroes? Scandinavia and mountains of Europe, central Asia and northern Asia. In Scandinavia it is reaching almost to the tallest summits of the mountain tops. 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #goldenroot #hiking #macrophotography #medicinalplants #mountainflowers #natur #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoors #planthunter #planthunting #rhodiolarosea #rosenrot #roseroot #villblomster #wildflowers
This is Mountain Sorrel, Oxyria digyna, showing its winged nuts. Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 you may encounter this species in rather wet places in the mountains. 🌍 Mountain Sorrel has a circumboreal distribution, being found in arctic tundra, and in mountain ranges further south. In the United States it is found in places like the Sierra Nevada, the Rockies and the Cascades, as well as further north on the continent. It is found across northern Eurasia and the mountains of central Europe. Widespread in Scandinavia, 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjellsyre #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #hiking #macrophotography #mountainflowers #mountainsorrel #natur #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoors #oxyriadigyna #planthunter #planthunting #villblomster #wildflowers
Alpine Pussytoes, or Alpine Cat's Foot if you prefer, Antennaria alpina. A female plant; male plants are very rare, but found in this area. Why the males are rare? With such an abundance of females? This is an apomictic species, it produces seeds without fertilization! Apomixis is more common among alpine plants, and may be a survival strategy as a result of periods with few available pollinators. The few male plants of the Alpine Pussytoe may have little or poor pollen. It spreads by runners and apomictic seed production. Såleggi/Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 You may encounter this species in the mountains dry to moist sandy soils, typically mountain meadows, mountain terraces, scree, or others. 🌍 A species of Eurasia, from mountainous and subarctic regions, also in north America. It is found across Canada, south into the Rockies, to Montana and Wyoming in the United States. 🌵 #alpinecatsfoot #alpineflowers #alpineplants #alpinepussytoes #antennariaalpina #apomixis #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjellkattefot #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #macrophotography #mountainflowers #mountains #natur #naturaleza #nature #naturephotography #outdoors #planthunt #planthunting #tunturikissankäpälä #villblomster #wildflowers
Crimson-tipped Lousewort, Pedicularis oederi, at around 1400 m/4600 ft altitude. Såleggi/Soleggen, Jotunheimen, Norway. This unusually attractive plant is a perennial semiparasite of the Orobanchaceae, earlier placed within the Scrophulariaceae. It is attaching its roots to the roots of its preferred host, ensuring plenty of nutrients and water. Then why not use some of these plentiful resources for an extravagant blooming, attracting lots of pollinators? 🐝 Såleggi/Soleggen, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 Rather moist habitats, tundra, alpine meadows, pastures, often on grassy mountain slopes, or in small depressions in the mountain sides collecting some moisture. It has a preference for basic or alcaline soils, being much more common where limestone is available. 🌍 This is a really wide ranging species, but still not found everywhere. In Scandinavia, it is found in the mountains of the southern central Norway, from Trøndelag somewhat southwards, and into Jämtland and Härjedalen, Sweden. It grows in the mountains of Europa, the Alps, Carpathians and eastwards, through central Asia. In Russia it is found in places like Novaja Semlja, the Ural mountains, arctic Siberia, south to the Himalayas. Eastern Siberia, the Russian Far East, Camtchatca and Sakhalin, it is also found in nearby Hokkaido, northern Japan. It is found across northern and northwestern China, and Mongolia as well. Along the northern Pacific Rim, its distribution goes east into Alaska, western Canada, the northern United States, with an occurence into the Rocky Mountains. 🌵 #alpineflora #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #crimsontippedlousewort #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #gullmyrklegg #mountainflora #mountainflowers #natur #naturaleza #natureza #naturelovers #naturephoto #naturephotography #orobanchaceae #outdoorlovers #pedicularisoederi #semiparasiticplants #villblomster #wildflowers
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