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Tristan_He

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2020, 09:18:43 PM »
Fabulous pics from the north Trond! Really makes me want to see Norway.... another to add to the list of places to go!

Also that is the biggest moonwort I have ever seen!

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2020, 09:52:41 PM »
Fabulous pics from the north Trond! Really makes me want to see Norway.... another to add to the list of places to go!

Also that is the biggest moonwort I have ever seen!

Thank you Tristan - and you are welcome any time :)

Yes, the moonworts are big this year. Maybe more rain in spring than usual.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2020, 10:03:11 PM »
A few shots from today.

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A brisk morning. About 0C during the night but the day turned out to be very nice. Salix myrsinites and Lake Myking.


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Saxifraga aizoides is common here, and in several colour forms.


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Another colour,


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The common yellow one was popular among the the blues.


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Eriophorum angustifolium.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2020, 06:32:21 AM »
I've only seen yellow aizoides here (in the mountains) I had a little clump in a pot for a while, but it faded away, probably needed a better spot..

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2020, 07:28:26 PM »
Thank you Trond!  :)
Some of the scenery is similar to Finnish Lapland, but many plants are different. I love the openness of mountains.
Leena from south of Finland

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« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2020, 06:34:24 PM »
Thank you Trond!  :)
Some of the scenery is similar to Finnish Lapland, but many plants are different. I love the openness of mountains.

You are welcome Leena, my pleasure.

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2020, 06:38:37 PM »
This is a very common roadside "weed" in Norway. Angelica sylvestris. Usually it is a kind of white but pink once occur also.

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Cerastium cerastoides is common high up in the mountains, but also at lower altitude. It prefer places where the snow linger in spring and the soil never dries completely.

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Gentiana purpurea is always a pleasure to find although it is not rare.

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« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2020, 06:50:26 PM »
Hieracium is a big genus with many apomictic species. This plant belongs to sect. Alpina which have about 200 species in Norway. A rainy day at Dagalifjell.

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"Flowering" Picea abies at about 1200m Dagali mts.

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Potentilla erecta is a plant found from seaside to quite high up in the mountains.

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Stellaria borealis is not very showy!

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« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2020, 07:04:32 PM »
Solidago virgaurea is also among the species you can find everywhere. In the lowland they have hundreds of heads but higher up they only have a few.

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Gnaphalium norvegicum. Not uncommonin the low alpine zone.

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Micranthes stellaris is also common but prefer moist sites.

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Melampyrum pratense prefers the birch forests.

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« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2020, 06:16:54 AM »
Lots of nice selections-- I like the pink Angelica
Cute Hieracium-- locally I only have umbellatum
The Solidagos I have collected seed from in the foothills or higher have been interesting-- out/up there they had all looked similar-- not too many stems or branches, often small plants (smaller, higher up , of course) but in the garden some of them have become fairly robust clumps, while some others have remained small and simpler inflorescences, so I guess I got a couple of species after all. (multiradiata and simplex, or similar).
I forgot to mention also---- re: the two different Solidagos from the mountains that I grow in the garden: the presumed multiradiata flowers in early summer, I think they are already in seed, while the simplex type is flowering now.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2020, 07:45:38 AM »
Hieracium umbellatum is common here, but it is a lowland species. Hieracium is i species rich genus here with thousands of apomictic species. Many are very similar! Most Solidago species in Norway are garden escapes, like Solidago canadensis!
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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2020, 07:48:43 AM »
Some "blue" ones today.

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Cicerbita alpina, commonly found in moist subalpine open woodland. They say the bears do like this plant very much!




Gentianella campestris, an annual,  prefers calcareous soil It is getting rare many places due to habitat loss.




Campanula barbata, a rare native one found in a few subalpine meadows and roadsides. I planted one plant several years ago and now I have a few here at the cabin.  It is a short lived perennial which self sow around.


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Common harebell, Campanula rotundifolia. Extremely common from the sea and up to subalpine and alpine meadows.


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Campanula glomerata, a garden escape, now getting common many places.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2020, 08:54:52 PM »
Hieracium umbellatum is common here, but it is a lowland species. Hieracium is i species rich genus here with thousands of apomictic species. Many are very similar! Most Solidago species in Norway are garden escapes, like Solidago canadensis!

I think Solidagos would be hard to find in gardens here, but common in roadsides..

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« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2020, 08:57:20 PM »
Nice blues! I'm jealous of Cicerbita.  For Campanulas, lots of (ex) rotundifolia here it has found its way into the garden, and is all over the acreage.. I haven't run across Gentianella this year, maybe just not in the right places, but Halenia has exploded in the yard with my spotty mowing schedule!

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« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2020, 03:41:30 PM »
Nice blues! I'm jealous of Cicerbita.  .....

I know! I have looked for seeds but have been either too early or too late to find ripe seeds. I have better hope this year.
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