Purple Saxifrage

Saxifraga oppositifolia
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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FACT: It is a low-growing and mat-forming perennial plant. The flowers have a purple colour and are edible.

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Saxifraga oppositifolia, the purple saxifrage or purple mountain saxifrage,[1] is a species of edible plant that is very common all over the high Arctic and also some high mountainous areas further south, including northern Britain, the Alps and the Rocky Mountains. It is even known to grow on Kaffeklubben Island in north Greenland,[2] at 83°40’N, the most northerly plant locality in the world. It grows in all kinds of cold temperate to arctic […] read more

Goldenrod

Solidago virgaurea
Scale 6 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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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.).[2][3][4] 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

Norway Spruce

Picea abies
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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FACT: During the Ice Age, few Norway spruces grew in ice-free areas. After the retreat of the ice, the trees spread to the milder tundra landscape.

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Picea abies, the Norway spruce,[3] is a species of spruce native to Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.[4] It has branchlets that typically hang downwards, and the largest cones of any spruce, 9–17 cm (3 1⁄2–6 3⁄4 in) long. It is very closely related to the Siberian spruce(Picea obovata), which replaces it east of the Ural Mountains, and with which it hybridises freely. The Norway spruce is widely planted for its wood, and […] read more

Hoary Rock-rose

Helianthemum oelandicum
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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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-rue

Thalictrum alpinum
Scale 6 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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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[1][2] 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 Birch

Betula nana
Scale 7 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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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,[2] 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.[3] 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