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ian mcdonald

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2020, 10:20:35 PM »
Thanks for your pictures Trond. Over here pine forests are the home of some of yours.

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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2020, 12:57:43 AM »
Thank you Gabriela!

The open landscape above treeline were previously used by livestock. The animals were shepherded by little boys during summer. At that time the forest line was much lower. The last 50 years only sheep have grazed the area. It is also a lot of cabins and chalets up here, most of them built the last 20 years. Some places look like towns.

And yes, it is rare to see hundreds of Moneses at once, it doesn't happen every year. But in the 10s is more common.

Pinguicula vulgaris is also very common. Here is an uncommon colour I spotted.

Very nice two-colors Pinguicula vulgaris! I've never found one like this, just the regular.
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2020, 08:57:10 AM »
Thank You for Your impressing pictures and information, Trond! I like the way You appreciate the flora of Your home country. In Sweden, I´ve seen Linnea borealis only once - its habitat there is severely reduced by the industrialized forrestry management. The bicoloured Pinguicula You discovered is of special beauty!

Thank you for kind words, Mariette.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2020, 08:59:01 AM »
Thanks for your pictures Trond. Over here pine forests are the home of some of yours.

Thank you Ian.

The pine forests up here is usually very dry and often it is mostly lichens growing there. I'll show pictures later.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2020, 09:00:36 AM »
Very nice two-colors Pinguicula vulgaris! I've never found one like this, just the regular.

I know the spot where they grow. It is a small population and most of the specimens are more or less bicoloured.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2020, 09:07:26 AM »
It isn't always easy for a tree up here!

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An rather old spruce. Snow and strong wind in winter have damaged the top growth several times. Salix glauca in the background.


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Spruce damaged by late frosts.


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Although rather dry climate, itis many bogs and small tarns. The "soil" is mostly glacial deposits, some places in thick layers, other places nothing. Eriophorum vaginatum in a bog.


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Salix glauca male catkins.


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View. The treeless spots are saturated with water. The "soil" is probably very thin here.

Gabriela, notice the grass in front, it is Deschampsia cespitosa  :)
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2020, 09:29:44 AM »


Common moonwort (Botrychium lunaria) is common here.




Northern moonwort (Botrychium boreale) is also quite common.


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Salix lanata already ripe seeds.


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The cross between Betula pubescens czerepanovii and Betula nana.


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Typical vegetation on the hilltops. Empetrum nigrum hermaphroditum, Arctous alpina and Kalmia (Loiselauria) procumbens.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2020, 05:26:22 PM »
I am enjoying this all very much, Trond.  It's like a guidebook to the local flora!
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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2020, 06:59:45 PM »
If it's a population then it means at least some are coming true from seeds Trond  ;)

Yes, you know I like a lot the Deschampsia; it really thrives on wet sites, even if the soil is thin, same happens here towards more northern locations.
Beautiful pictures; especially the one with Empetrum, Arctous, and Kalmia interspersed with the lichen would make for a nice print!
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2020, 06:14:56 AM »

Selaginella selaginoides


That may be, but I am looking at what seems to be Pinguicula...lol

Fun to see the views, esp the mountain top vistas :) Lots of familiar plants, some others, I don't know in person..
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2020, 06:20:08 AM »
I am enjoying this all very much, Trond.  It's like a guidebook to the local flora!

Thank you Rick. It is more to come!
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2020, 06:21:31 AM »
If it's a population then it means at least some are coming true from seeds Trond  ;)

Yes, you know I like a lot the Deschampsia; it really thrives on wet sites, even if the soil is thin, same happens here towards more northern locations.
Beautiful pictures; especially the one with Empetrum, Arctous, and Kalmia interspersed with the lichen would make for a nice print!

I know, Gabriela :)
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2020, 06:22:20 AM »
That may be, but I am looking at what seems to be Pinguicula...lol

Fun to see the views, esp the mountain top vistas :) Lots of familiar plants, some others, I don't know in person..

You are right Cohan!
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2020, 06:34:02 AM »
I was back home yesterday. Here are a few photographs taken along the road.

"Islands" in the river. Saxifraga cotyledon.

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Up the valley.

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It was raining in the valley. The forest is mostly birch and alder. Hjølmardalen, Eidfjord.


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Sun higher up.


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Looking west. The Hardangervidda plateau.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2020, 06:37:23 AM »
Love the rocks in the water!

 


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