(pronounced 'yau-blom' in norwegian) has, of course, a latin name:
but also an english: Grass-of-Parnassus.
This beautiful flower is not limited to 70°North, but is
found all over in Norway,
even up to 1.750 m asl. Anyway, I have never seen such a beatiful
of this sort anywhere else, so a picture truly belongs here.
one which amazes me, is the Blåklokke
Not that it is a seldom flower. That one also is found all over
the country, but again,
you never see them so beautiful as up here.
Latin name? It is Campanula rotundifolia.
To see its surroundings, click on the picture for a larger view
in a new window.
couldn't help it - had to put on another picture of this lovely
By the way, the red berries shown all over during august and september
on the island, is called Skrubbær
or Dwarf Cornel, in latin:
all over the island, and in Norway as well, is the Røsslyng
To pronounce that in norwegian you have to say something like 'Roess-ling'.
Anyway, it helps giving the autumn-colored landscape a nice tint.
In latin: Calluna vulgaris
shall not forget moltene,
the cloud-berries, the Queen of the berries in Norway.
In latin: rubus chamaemorus
They are found in most of the country, but larger quantities mainly
northern part, where they also are well guarded - so be careful.....
that brings us to the animal- and birdlife of 70° North. Click