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Wildflowers | Bjørn H Smevold

Based in Oslo | Samsung S6 | Olympus TG-4 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀~ 🌱Botany 🌱 wildflowers 🌱Nature 🌱 🌱Conservation Projects 🌱 Travel 🌍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀~ Also @bjorn.s

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Common Scurvygrass, Cochlearia officinalis ssp officinalis was used by seafarers to treat scurvy. A somewhat bitter taste, but it was a popular ingredients in several drinks or concoctions. It could be stored dried, often with other herbs added for taste. Its distribution includes coastal Scandinavia, Great Britain, northern, central and eastern Europe. More common in coastal habitats, it is also found in the Alps. Here in Asmaløy in the Hvaler archipelago of southeastern Norway, it is sometimes found with the annual Danish Scurvygrass. Common Scurvygrass is biennial or perennial, found in a variety of habitats, as saltwater marshes, rocky or grassy beaches or coastal meadows, and more. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #asmaløy #bellyflowers #biology #botanikk #botaniskforening #botanistgonewild #botany #brassicaceae #cochleariaofficinalis #commonscurvygrass #ecology #flora #floressilvestres #hvaler #korsblomstfamilien #natur #nature #naturefacts #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #norskbotaniskforening #outdoorlovers #scurvygrass #skjørbuksurt #skörbjuggsört #vildablommor #villblomster #wildeblumen #wildflowers
Get down on your belly: discover the world of beautiful Bellyflowers! 🌱🔍🔬 You will need to be on your belly to see them! Here, the little Rare Spring Sedge Carex ericetorum, at Asmaløy in the Hvaler archipelago in southeastern Norway. Isn't it beautiful? 🌞 It is found in northern and central Europe to western Asia. This is a species favoring sandy calcareous soils, found in short dry grasslands. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #asmaløy #backstarr #bakkestarr #bellyflowers #botanikk #botaniskforening #botanistgonewild #botany #carex #carexericetorum #cyperaceae #flora #floressilvestres #heidesegge #hvaler #kanervisara #natur #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #norskbotaniskforening #outdoorlovers #rarespringsedge #starr #starrfamilien #vildablommor #villblomster #wildeblumen #wildflowers
Highly magnified, this is the tiny Hornungia petraea - kalkkarse in Norwegian, Hutchinsia in English due to its formerly placement in that genus. In Norway, it is red-listed as Critically Endangered (CR), and in Norway limited to some islands in Østfold, in the southeast, being one of the rarest plants in Norway. In its few Norwegian habitats, it is found in sandy habitats with a lot of broken sea shells in it, typically in eroding open soil. It is an annual species, being 3 to 10 centimeters tall, in Norway closer to 3 cm than 10. It is found in Europe, parts of Asia, as well as northern Africa. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #asmaløy #botanikk #botanistgonewild #botany #conservation #criticallyendangered #endangered #enpeligrodeextincion #flora #floressilvestres #gefährdet #hvaler #hornungiapetraea #kalkkarse #natur #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoorlovers #rareplants #redlisted #rødlistet #stenkrassing #tiny #utrotningshotad #vildablommor #villblomster #wildeblumen #wildflowers
Pulsatilla pratensis, Little Pasque Flower, in a sandy rather dry locality at Asmaløy in the Hvaler archipelago in extreme southeastern Norway, bordering Sweden. Only a few plants are found in this locality, they differ somewhat from the plants in the inner Oslofjord by having darker, longer and slimmer flowers, and the soil is mainly sand and rounded small stones, with a fair share of crushed sea shells in it. At the northern edge of its range, this species is found in a few localities by the Oslofjord, south through Sweden, with relatively numerous and robust localities in coastal southern Sweden, and the islands of Gotland and Öland. Then you will find it from Denmark, through Germany where it is endangered, eastwards into eastern Europe to Bulgaria. At Hovedøya, the northernmost locality in Oslo, it is found on eroding limestone, in a dry exposed sloping habitat near the sea, with a southeastern exposure. In other localities, it tends to grow in sandy meadows, often with plenty of broken sea shells in the sand. At the southerly localities, it may be found at altitudes of almost 2000 meters. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #asmaløy #botanikk #botanistgonewild #botany #conservation #endangeredspecies #flora #floressilvestres #fältsippa #gefährdet #hvaler #kubjelle #natur #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #outdoorlovers #pulsatillapratensis #ranunculaceae #rareplants #redlist #smallpasqueflower #truedearter #vildablommor #villblomster #wiesenkuhschelle #wildeblumen #wildflowers
Pulsatilla pratensis, the Little Pasque Flower, at the limestone island Hovedøya, a 10 minute boat trip from downtown Oslo, the capital of Norway. Red-listed in Norway, we are delighted to see an increasing number of this rare species at the island of Hovedøya: Early 1980s: 300 plants. 2005: 500 plants. 2006: 520 plants. 2015: 850 plants. 2016: 980 plants. 2017: 1420 plants. 2018: 1535 plants. Myself and other volunteers are monitoring and counting this species at a yearly basis in this particular locality, and we will continue doing so, in cooperation with the proper authorities. At the northern edge of its range, this species is found in a few localities by the Oslofjord, south through Sweden, with relatively numerous and robust localities in coastal southern Sweden, and the islands of Gotland and Öland. Then you will find it from Denmark, through Germany where it is endangered, eastwards into eastern Europe to Bulgaria. At Hovedøya, it is found on eroding limestone, in a dry exposed sloping habitat near the sea, with a southeastern exposure. In other localities, it tends to grow in sandy meadows, often with plenty of broken sea shells in the sand. At the southerly localities, it may be found at altitudes of almost 2000 meters. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #botanikk #botanistgonewild #botany #conservation #endangeredspecies #flora #floressilvestres #fältsippa #gefährdet #hovedøya #kubjelle #natur #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #oslo #outdoors #outdoorlovers #pulsatillapratensis #ranunculaceae #rareplants #redlist #smallpasqueflower #truedearter #vildablommor #villblomster #wiesenkuhschelle #wildeblumen #wildflowers
Flashback to the superbloom last spring, 2017, in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, in the Colorado desert section of the Sonoran desert, southern California. Desert Sand Verbena, Abronia villosa, carpeting the base of a little sandy hill created by Palo Verde trees. 🌵 #abroniavillosa #Anza -Borrego #anzaborregodesertstatepark #bloom #borregosprings #botanistgonewild #botany #calflora #californianativeplantsociety #cnps #desert #desertbloom #desertflowers #desertsandverbena #flora #nature #naturefacts #naturephotography #nyctaginaceae #nofilter #superbloom #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
Flashback to the superbloom last spring, 2017, in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, in the Colorado desert section of the Sonoran desert, southern California. Mammillaria dioica, Fishhook Cactus or Nipple Cactus, in full bloom by Borrego Springs. #Anza -Borrego #anzaborregodesertstatepark #bloom #borregosprings #botanistgonewild #botany #cactaceae #cactus #cactusflowers #californianativeplantsociety #cnps #desert #fishhookcactus #flora #hiking #instanature #kakteen #kaktus #mammillariadioica #nature #naturefacts #naturephotography #nipplecactus #nofilter #outdoors #succulent #superbloom #wildcactus #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
Flashback to the 2017 superbloom in the Colorado Desert section of the Sonoran Desert, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Desert Lilys emerging out of the ground with bright white fragrant flowers! The Desert Lily, Hespericallis undulata has a deep bulbs that may stay dormant for years. Only in years with soaking rain, it may appear and produce flowers. With more rain it may grow taller, and with less rain, shorter. An amazingly beautiful sight I will never forget. 🌵 #ajolily #Anza -Borrego #anzaborregodesertstatepark #biology #bloom #borregosprings #botanica #botanist #botanistgonewild #botany #calflora #californianativeplantsociety #cnps #desert #desertflowers #desertlily #ecology #flora #hesperocallisundulata #instanature #naturaleza #nature #naturefacts #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #superbloom #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
The rarest cactus in the United States. Bakersfield Cactus. Kern Cactus. Opuntia basilaris var treleasei. In the 257 acres big Jack Zaninovich preserve in the middle of oil fields and citrus groves in Bakersfield, California. Jack Zaninovich was an amateur botanist working to protect threatened species. The Nature Conservancy has a role in purchasing this land. On the way to this site, just before leaving the flat land before the first hill, a sign by the road said "private area, no trespassing". I was lucky to find a friendly worker, he was only speaking Spanish, he said it was ok for us to continue up the road, and he knew about the cactus. Older photos from Lyman Benson great book "Cacti of the United States and Canada", show continuous dense fields of Kern Cactus stretching for miles with thousands or millions of plants. Today, the picture is very different. Only 33 localities are currently known. The populations are fragmented, and more than 80% not on protected land. Still populations are bulldozed and destroyed. At the little parking before the Jack Zaninovich Nature Trail, someone had emptied a magazine of cal. 222 (or was it 224?), apparently on full auto, into the nature trail sign. Lots of empty 9 mm cartridges also littered the ground, again with matching holes in the sign. The cacti were looking healthy after the winter rains, but the area was more or less covered with an invasive Chinese grass, growing denser than any native grass. In dry periods, this grass will have produced a build up of flammable material, enough to kill or severely kill the cactus should a fire occur. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bakersfield #bakersfieldcactus #botanistgonewild #botany #cactaceae #cactus #cactusandsucculentsocietyofamerica #cactuslovers #calflora #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiawildflowers #CNPS #CSSA #endangered #endangeredspecies #fĺora #kerncactus #kerncounty #nativecactus #naturephotography #opuntia #opuntiabasilarisvartreleasei #opuntiabasilaristreleasei #rarespecies #wildcacti #wildcactus #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
The beautiful but highly invasive succulent Hottentot Fig, Carpobrotus edulis from South Africa, is making a big impact on native coastal floras, here in California, but also in Australia, the Mediterranean and elsewhere. It grows into huge areas of monospecific areas, where almost nothing else is able to penetrate the thicker and thicker mat of living and dead plants. I have seen dry mats of stiff dried leaves as thick as 10 to 15 inches, covered with a dense layer of live plant, by Bodega Bay. Here, by the Point Bonita Lighthouse by the Marin Headlands, it may steal ground from rare species like the San Francisco Wall Flower. To eradicate the plants, pull it up, use a tractor, or some kind of mechanical device. Please resist any eventual strong temptations to use dynamite or weapons of mass destruction against the plant, it will do more harm than good to the environment. Herbicides are used at certain localities, but there are reasons to believe these are having a stronger impact than previously known, on nearby vegetation. It should be used only in very controlled cases, if at all. The herbicide may stay functional much longer than stated on the packet, maybe being caught up and transported into underground networks of roots or fungi. I have seen evidence of this several times, and also heard similar experiences from others. In the Mediterranean, the invasive Black Rat (Rattus norvegicus, yes, I am Norwegian too!), favors eating the fruit of this succulent, effectively spreading its huge number of seeds by its faeces. Point Bonita Lighthouse by the Marin Headlands, just to the north of San Francisco, California. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bayarea #baynature #botanistgonewild #botany #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiawildflowers #carpobrotusedulis #flora #floressilvestres #hottentotfig #invasive #invasivespecies #landscape #MarinCounty #marinheadlands #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #outdoorlovers #pointbonitalighthouse #sanfranciscobayarea #succulent #succulents #vygie #vygies #wildflowers
View towards San Francisco.and the Golden Gate Bridge, from the area east of Point Bonita Lighthouse. The tide is forming strong currents, you may spot the currents and divides between the different bodies of water, by the visible lines in the sea. This area is the home to several rare species, among them the San Francisco Wall Flower. A flowerhike in the Headlands, watching wildflowers and beautiful Californian nature. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bayarea #baynature #biology #botanistgonewild #botany #botanizing #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiawildflowers #flora #floressilvestres #landscape #MarinCounty #marinheadlands #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #outdoorlovers #pointbonitalighthouse #sanfranciscobayarea #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
View to the northwest from Point Bonita Lighthouse by the Marin Headlands, just to the north of San Francisco. The view is almost to Tennessee Point, and to the right just before it, is Rodeo Beach and Rodeo Lagoon behind it ( to the east). This area is the home to several rare species, among them the San Francisco Wall Flower. A flowerhike in the Headlands, watching wildflowers and beautiful Californian nature. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bayarea #baynature #biology #botanistgonewild #botany #botanizing #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiawildflowers #flora #floressilvestres #landscape #MarinCounty #marinheadlands #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #outdoorlovers #pointbonitalighthouse #sanfranciscobayarea #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
Point Bonita Lighthouse by the Marin Headlands, just to the north of San Francisco. This area is the home to several rare species, among them the San Francisco Wall Flower. A flowerhike in the Headlands, watching wildflowers and beautiful Californian nature. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bayarea #baynature #biology #botanistgonewild #botany #botanizing #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiawildflowers #flora #floressilvestres #landscape #MarinCounty #marinheadlands #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #outdoorlovers #pointbonitalighthouse #sanfranciscobayarea #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
On sloping ground and steep rocky and clayish terrain, Sun Cups aka Goldeneggs are displaying their bright yellow spring flowers in the Marin Headlands. Currently named Taraxia ovata, it has been placed under Oenothera, and later under Camissonia. A species with a mainly northern Californian distribution, it is also found in southwestern Oregon. A flowerhike in the Headlands, partly on the Miwok Trail, watching wildflowers and beautiful Californian nature. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bayarea #baynature #biology #botanistgonewild #botany #botanizing #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiawildflowers #ecology #flora #floressilvestres #goldeneggs #hiking #MarinCounty #marinheadlands #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #onagraceae #outdoors #outdoorlovers #rodeolagoon #sanfranciscobayarea #suncup #taraxiaovata #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
The California State Flower: Eschscholtzia californica, California Poppy! A flowerhike in the Headlands, partly on the Miwok Trail, watching wildflowers and beautiful Californian nature. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bayarea #baynature #biology #botanistgonewild #botany #botanizing #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiapoppy #californiawildflowers #ecology #eschscholtziacalifornica #flora #flores #floressilvestres #hiking #MarinCounty #marinheadlands #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #outdoorlovers #papaveraceae #poppyfamily #sanfranciscobayarea #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
Landscape in the Marin Headlands, northeast of Rodeo Lagoon. Coyotes were howling in the middle of the day, from the darker Willow thickets in the valley bottom. A flowerhike in the Headlands, partly on the Miwok Trail, watching wildflowers and beautiful Californian nature. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bayarea #baynature #biology #botanistgonewild #botany #botanizing #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiawildflowers #ecology #flora #floressilvestres #landscape #MarinCounty #marinheadlands #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #outdoorlovers #sanfranciscobayarea #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
The California Buttercup, Ranunculus californicus. A flowerhike in the Headlands, partly on the Miwok Trail, watching wildflowers and beautiful Californian nature. March 2017. ~ Did you know you can tag your friends in comments to share? 🌵 #bayarea #baynature #biology #botanistgonewild #botany #botanizing #buttercupfamily #californiabuttercup #californianativeflora #californianativeplantsociety #californianature #californiawildflowers #ecology #flora #flores #floressilvestres #MarinCounty #marinheadlands #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nofilter #outdoors #outdoorlovers #ranunculaceae #ranunculuscalifornicus #sanfranciscobayarea #wildcalifornia #wildflowers
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