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Wildflowers | Bjørn H Smevold

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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 flose 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, prefarably 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 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
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
Two days late for the flowering, 🌸 Rhododendron lapponicum is thriving on the rather dry mountain sides, in only a thin layer of fragmented rock and withered sand, with some mosses and lichens and a small amount of humus and debris. This locality had at least a 100+ specimens, probably more. We spotted several localities in the surrounding areas. Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 Found on dry, open calcareous mostly stony ground. On protruding bedrock with a thin layer of vegetation, mountain terraces, mountain sides, Dryas fields, sometimes on patches of soil, moving around due to frostheavel. It may also be found on serpentine. 🌍 This rare species have a subarctic, wide, but fragmented range. It is found in the Russian Far East, Korea, Japan, then into Alaska, Canada, mountains in the United States and Greenland. The Scandinavian localities are far away from the species main range. In Scandinavia, the main range is in the mountains of northeastern Norway and northwestern Sweden, being found in a few localities into northern Finland as well. It has a very disjunct distribution in Scandinavia, it is also found in some localities in the mountains of south-central Norway, in Gudbrandsdalen, Jotunheimen, Romsdalen and Tafjord. In Scandinavia, it may have survived the last ice-age on mountaintops (Nunataks) protruding from the ice. The ice-age wasn't necessarily that extremely cold, but it was more precipitation and cold than the opposite, enabling the build-up of an extremely thick layer of ice, it could be a kilometer thick, just like in Greenland today. Research shows that in parts of northern Scandinavia and northwestern Russia, there were much less ice, due to much lower precipitation. 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #laplandrosebay #lapprose #lapskalpros #macrophotography #mountainflowers #mountains #natur #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoors #planthunter #planthunting #rhododendronlapponicum #villblomster #wildflowers
A close up of the small but beautiful Thalictrum alpinum Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 This little hard to spot species is found in a wide variety of habitats. Mountain meadows, tundra, scree, Dryas fields, snowbeds, beaches by lakes or rivers, along creeks, rich montane Birch forests, rich mires, and several more. It prefers rather moist, basic soils or limestone. 🌍 This Thalictrum has a circumboreal distribution, found in northern Europe, Asia and north America. It is found in Alaska and Canada, going south in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada of the northwestern United States. It is found in the northern mid-west too. Greenland, Iceland, the Faroes, in Scandinavia across most the mountain ranges and several coastal areas in the west and the north, in Sweden in the mountains of the north. Very restricted in northern Finland. It is also found in mountains further south. The Alps, eastwards through Caucasus, central Asia, Himalayas, Mongolia, China, Siberia, Camtchatca, Sakhalin, and more. 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpinemeadowrue #alpineplants #arcticmeadowrue #botanica #botanistgonewild #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjellfrøstjerne #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #macrophotography #mountainflowers #mountains #natur #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturephotography #planthunter #planthunting #ranunculaceae #thalictrumalpinum #villblomster #wildflowers
Erigeron uniflorus ssp uniflorus. If you are having a crush for fleas, you better keep them away from this plant, as it is called the One-flower Fleabane. The bane of fleas! No less. A perennial of the Asteraceae family. Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 Found on dry to moist sandy or gravelly soils in a variety of habitats: near snow fields, stony terrain, mountain terraces, and others. 🌍 A circumpolar and circumboreal species, this is a wide ranging species: Eurasia and north America, including Alaska, northern Canada and Greenland. In Scandinavia found on the mountains of southern and central Norway, barely into Sweden. In the mountains of northern Norway and Sweden. Also common on Iceland. 🌵 #alpineflowers #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #erigeronuniflorus #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fjelltur #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #hiking #macrophotography #mountainflowers #mountains #natur #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoors #planthunter #planthunting #snøbakkestjerne #villblomster #wildflowers
The flower of the carnivorous plant Common Butterwort, Pinguicula vulgaris. A member of the Butterwort family, Lentibulariaceae. Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 It is found in moist habitats like bogs and swamps, being able to grow in nutrient-poor substrates, because of its ability to get extra nitrogen and nutrients from captured insects. Its leaves are sticky, with inward-curving edges. It is producing several enzymes, dissolving insects to get a steady supply of food. In southern Scandinavia it is more often found in somewhat basic substrates, mineral rich or on limestone, but is generally found in a variety of habitats, as long as it is moist. 🌍 This little species has a circumboreal distribution; Eurasia and north America. 🌵 #alpineflora #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #butterwort #carnivorousplants #commonbutterwort #fettkraut #fioridimontagna #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotos #flowersofinstagram #lentibulariaceae #mountainflowers #mountains #nature #naturelover #naturephotos #outdoors #pinguiculavulgaris #planthunter #planthunting #siniyökönlehti #tätört #tettegras #villblomster #wildflowers
Creeping Sibbaldia, Sibbaldia procumbens, Soleggen near Lom, Jotunheimen, Norway. 🏔 Found on rocky or gravelly substrates in mountains, and at much lower altitudes in the arctic. Mat forming, creeping, growing from a caudex. 🌍 Almost circumpolar distribution in the arctic, but lacking in parts of northern Asia and arctic Canada. In the arctic also found on the island of Jan Mayen, as well as a single known locality at Svalbard/Spitsbergen. You will find it in the mountains of Scandinavia, as well as in mountains in southern and central Europe, like the Pyrenees and Alps. It is found to the east in the Caucasus, further east in the Altai, and even down into Sierra Nevada, California, in the western United States. It is also found in the Rocky Mountains. And many more places. There are genetically very distinct populations, especially in California, as is often the case with both plants, birds and other animals. Populations of the Rocky Mountains and northern United States are distinct from the European ones, but genetic studies is showing these haplogroups intermingle in the northern Atlantic islands. Google and read this very interesting article for further information into its fascinating distribution patterns: "Geographical origins, migration patterns and refugia of Sibbaldia procumbens, an arctic–alpine plant with a fragmented range" Allen, Marr, McCormick, and Hebda. 🌵 #alpineflora #alpineplants #botanica #botanistgonewild #creepingsibbaldia #fioridimontagna #fjellflora #fleursavage #fleursdesmontagnes #floressilvestres #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #hiking #mountainflowers #mountains #natur #natura #naturaleza #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoors #planthunter #planthunting #rosaceae #sibbaldiaprocumbens #trefingerurt #villblomster #wildflowers
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