FACT: This plant contains substances that makes one highly diuretic when ingested.
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Solidago virgaurea (European goldenrod or woundwort) is an herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae. It is widespread across most of Europe as well as North Africa and northern, central, and southwestern Asia (China, Russia, India, Turkey, Kazakhstan, etc.). It is grown as a garden flower with many different cultivars. It flowers profusely in late summer. Solidago virgaurea is a perennial herb up to […] read more
Hoary Rock-roseHelianthemum oelandicum
FACT: A very short plant with yellow flowers.
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Helianthemum oelandicum, commonly called hoary rockrose, is a low growing plant confined to rocky dry calcareous areas especially close to the sea. The plant typically has a central stock from which numerous branches radiate horizontally or ascending. Stipules are absent and the small leaves (about 10mm long) are simple and green above but densely hairy and […] read more
Arctic Meadow-rueThalictrum alpinum
FACT: A perennial plant, growing up to 20-25 cm. The slender, elongated and leafless stalk bears yellow or purple flowers.
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Thalictrum alpinum is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family known by the common names alpine meadow-rue and arctic meadow-rue. It is native to Arcticand alpine regions of North America and Eurasia, including Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland, and it occurs in cold, wet, boggy habitats in high mountains farther south. Alpine meadow-rue is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing up to 5 to 25 cm (2 to 10 in) tall. The […] read more
Dwarf BirchBetula nana
FACT: The Dwarf birch was one of the first “trees” to grow on the bare soil after the ice disappeared.
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Betula nana, the dwarf birch, is a species of birch in the family Betulaceae, found mainly in the tundra of the Arctic region. It is a monoecious shrub growing up to 1–1.2 m high. The bark is non-peeling and shiny red-copper colored. The leaves are rounded, 6–20 mm diameter, with a bluntly toothed margin. The leaves are a darker green on their upper surface. Leaf growth occurs after snow […] read more
Dwarf WillowSalix polaris
FACT: One of the worlds smallest willows. They can reach a very high age. The willow almost crawls along the ground to avoid direct cold.
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Salix polaris, the polar willow, is a species of willow with a circumpolar distribution in the high arctic tundra, extending north to the limits of land, and south of the Arctic in the mountains of Norway, the northern Ural Mountains, the northern Altay Mountains, Kamchatka, and British Columbia, Canada. One of the smallest willows in the world, it is a prostrate, creeping dwarf shrub, only 2–9 cm (0.79–3.54 in) high, and […] read more
Mountain AvensDryas octopetala
FACT: A frugal plant. It takes 10 years from seed germination until it blossoms.
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Dryas octopetala (common names include mountain avens, eightpetal mountain-avens, white dryas, and white dryad) is an Arctic–alpine flowering plant in the familyRosaceae. It is a small prostrate evergreen subshrub forming large colonies. The specific epithet octopetala derives from the Greek octo (eight) and petalon (petal), referring to the eight petals of the flower, an unusual number in the Rosaceae, where five is the normal number. However, flowers with up to 16 petals also occur naturally. Dryas octopetala has […] read more