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Gabriela

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2020, 07:19:07 PM »
I love the Cladonias, they are so ornamental.
When driving a bit up north in Ontario they also start showing up (not sure what species).

Was there any molter to harvest? :)
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2020, 10:39:42 PM »
Gabriela, we found some molter. Not in abundance but sufficient for us!  :)

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2020, 10:46:48 PM »
had to take the old (but not the oldest!) road back home today. They are doing some necessary work in the tunnels.

Here are some pictures from that part of the road. Highest point 1148m asl. Still a lot of snow, much more than usually here at this time of the year.

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It was a warm day today, 25C when we drove by. Meltwater poured down the cliffs.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2020, 05:33:30 AM »
Glad to see you are back again, Robert!


Hi Trond,

Well, actually, I will not be back home until tomorrow.  ;D  I am so glad that the house remodeling is now done and that Jasmin and I can move back into our home. The painting was very disruptive. Our birds could have died even with the use of so called zero VOC paints. Well it is all done now and we will be settling back in and I will be getting out in the field again soon.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2020, 07:04:33 PM »
Gabriela, we found some molter. Not in abundance but sufficient for us!  :)


That's good news. The fruits are gorgeous, I would have difficulty eating them :) I always hesitate when extracting seeds from fleshy, colorful fruits.

The old road waves its way beautifully through the mountains and is not crowded with many cars; but I am surprised to see so much snow at such a low altitude.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2020, 09:54:24 PM »

Gaustadtoppen. The summit (1883m) is making its own clouds, 1600 meters above the bottom of the valley.



Nice clouds!

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2020, 07:21:26 AM »
That's good news. The fruits are gorgeous, I would have difficulty eating them :) I always hesitate when extracting seeds from fleshy, colorful fruits.

The old road waves its way beautifully through the mountains and is not crowded with many cars; but I am surprised to see so much snow at such a low altitude.

Gabriela,

No difficulties eating them nor extracting seeds!

The road is crowded but you can't see it! It is so narrow that only cars from one side can pass at the same time. So it is a convoy stretching out a bit - all the big cars drive slowly!

It is much snow at this time of the year! This is a snow rich area in the first place and this winther was the snowiest for decades moreover July was a very cold month! At our mountain cabin trees are growing at this altitude.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2020, 07:26:40 AM »
Nice clouds!

What's good with the clouds is that you can't see all the people up there! It is a very popular summit, easily accessed by foot or by train inside the mountain.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2020, 05:33:35 PM »
What's good with the clouds is that you can't see all the people up there! It is a very popular summit, easily accessed by foot or by train inside the mountain.

always odd to me to go 'wild' places and see more people than I do at home...lol-- though on the roads we usually take into the mountains, the people are clustered in certain spots only, and many other, unofficial, places you can stop where there is nobody :)

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2020, 07:25:24 AM »
always odd to me to go 'wild' places and see more people than I do at home...lol-- though on the roads we usually take into the mountains, the people are clustered in certain spots only, and many other, unofficial, places you can stop where there is nobody :)

This summer has been extraordinary because people are restricted in going abroad, then they visit places in their own country. And they all want to see the same! Which is not the places foreign tourists visit.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2020, 07:35:23 AM »
Yesterday I visited the Island of Stord just north of where I live with some friends. Fortunately it is no ferry but a subsea tunell. The tunell is close to 8km long and runs down to 262 m below the surface of the sea.

Here are some of the plants we saw.

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Trifolium dubium. This small clover is easily overlooked.


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Nymphaea alba still in flower.


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Cladium mariscus. This species is very rare in Norway.


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Brambles. The berries are soon ripe. It is about 40 apomictic species here in Norway.


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Reseda lutea is found some places, it is not native though.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2020, 11:25:26 PM »
Hi Trond,

How many of your native Rubus species are being cultivated?

I enjoyed the waterlilies!  8)
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2020, 06:20:04 AM »
Hi Trond,

How many of your native Rubus species are being cultivated?

I enjoyed the waterlilies!  8)

Robert,

Rubus idaeus, the raspberry, of course. Maybe also R. chamaemorus and arcticus but not so much. As far as I know almost none of the native 100+ apomictic blackberry species are cultivated but some foreign ones.
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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #73 on: August 20, 2020, 06:23:09 AM »
An old Juniperus communis with cone-berries.

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Exobasidium vaccini on Vaccinium vitis-idaea. Many plants are affected this year.

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It is quite decorative actually!

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Catkins on betulanana.

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Cones on Picea abies. As the climate changes more and more spruces ripen their seeds even high up in the mountains and more and more seedlings are the result. In a few centuries most of the subalpine open landscape will be forested.

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Re: Some plants I encounter in Norway.
« Reply #74 on: August 20, 2020, 06:36:55 AM »
Gentiananella campestris is a favorite of mine. Here it is 1000s in the meadow.

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Galium verum ssp verum and Galium verum x mollugo. This hybrid is common where the parents meet.

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Lycopodium clavatum ssp monostachyon.

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Myriophyllum alterniflorum in flower. Not a flashy sight.

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