2011/08/02

Flowers of Ivvavik National Park

I am back in Richmond now! The twelve-hour layover at Edmonton was extremely exhausting, especially when it only takes about 1.5 hours to fly to Vancouver. Anyways, I am home now and would like to relax for a bit for the next few days. Still, I would like to share some photos of the beautiful plants of Ivvavik National Park because flower identification (of the region) is a skill that I really improved this past summer.

Soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis) male flowers
Soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis) male flowers

Soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis) developing fruit
Soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis) developing fruit

Drummond's Anemone (Anemone drummondii Wats.)
Drummond's Anemone (Anemone drummondii Wats.)

Digitata Bittercress (Cardamine digitata)
Digitata Bittercress (Cardamine digitata)

Bistort (Polygonum bistorta)
Bistort (Polygonum bistorta)

Bistort (Polygonum bistorta)
Weasel Snout (Lagotis stelleri)

Saussurea (Saussurea angustifolia)
Saussurea (Saussurea angustifolia)

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)
Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

Bear Flower (Boykinia richardsonii)
Bear Flower (Boykinia richardsonii)

Thoroughwax (Bupleurum triradiatum)
Thoroughwax (Bupleurum triradiatum)

Whorled Lousewort (Pedicularis verticillata)
Whorled Lousewort (Pedicularis verticillata)

Fairy Parasol (Coprinus plicatilis)

Fairy Parasol (Coprinus plicatilis)
Fairy Parasol (Coprinus plicatilis)

Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala) Seedhead
Unknown plant

Arctic Lupine (Lupinus arcticus Wats.)
Arctic Lupine (Lupinus arcticus Wats.)

Beautiful place with beautiful flowers. Can't believe they were all inside the Arctic Circle and that I was there just a few weeks ago.

1 comment:

Hugh said...

Great pictures. And welcome home!

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