Archive for 'Apiaceae'

Trachyspermum pimpinelloides

The specimens I found close to the beach were small and early in their development of inflorescences, which is perhaps the most beautiful stage of any plant.

Trachyspermum pimpinelloides

I was in luck to find plants with inflorescences! Most were early in their development, and I found them not far from the beach in the north east of the island.

Eryngium glaziovianum

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Eryngium glaziovianum

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Sibirbjørnekjeks (heracleum sphondylium ssp. sibiricum)

Sibirbjørnekjeksens stengel er kraftig behåret.

Sibirbjørnekjeks (heracleum sphondylium ssp. sibiricum)

Jeg fant kun to av arten denne dagen. De vokser samme sted mot sør like ved stranden i skille mellom løvskogen og gresset.

Hjorterot (Seseli libanotis)

Hjorterot er ganske sjelden, og jeg kommer ikke på noen skjermplante hjorterotbladene ligner på, så selv utenom blomstringstid skulle den være grei å kjenne igjen.

Hjorterot (Seseli libanotis)

Endelig har jeg tatt turen til Hovedøya! Selv om øyen er kun noen få kilometer unna der jeg bor har jeg likevel ikke tatt turen til denne botaniske perlen før nå. I år har forsommeren vært fuktig og dermed gitt perfekte forhold og alle vekstene er struttende og store. Turene til Ekebergskråningen gav såpass mersmak […]

Azorella biloba

The Condoriri park was a treasure trove of plant species, and I wish I had several days here, as my few hours was far from enough to explore all the incredible miniature plants growing here. Altitude: 4509 metres.

Azorella biloba

The Condoriri park was a treasure trove of plant species, and I wish I had several days here, as my few hours was far from enough to explore all the incredible miniature plants growing here. Altitude: 4509 metres.

Yareta (Azorella compacta)

This enormous and partially dying specimen is growing by one of many incredibly beautiful rock outcrops here called Valle de las Rocas, or Rock Valley. Even in this photo an artistic face with a huge eye appears. The living Yareta only adds to the wonder as its shape and age seems to blend in with […]

Yareta (Azorella compacta)

Perhaps the plant that has fascinated me the most on the Altiplano. It reminds me of coral reefs and the Brain coral (Faviidae), and grows comparably slowly. It can also live up to 3000 years, or even more as humans have used it for firewood and thus might have killed the oldest specimens. When a […]

Yareta (Azorella compacta)

Most will think this is a moss, but it’s a very slow-growing perennial that can grow to huge individuals. It grows less than 2 cm per year, so the largest individuals are several thousand years of age! During flowering there are huge amount of insects drawn to the sticky, sweet resin from the flowers. Even […]

Villgulrot (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

Stengelen er særdeles godt behåret og veldig ru å ta på. Bladene er langt mindre behåret, men like fullt nok til å kjennes ru.

Villgulrot (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

Denne lokasjonen har mange planter jeg ikke tidligere har lagt merke til her i Oppegård, og her er det i tillegg mange flotte eksemplarer villgulrotplanter! Det er en vindfull dag så det ble endel kompromisser for å få så skarpe bilder som mulig. Blomstene lukter helt spesielt, og storsveipbladene (de som “holder oppe” hele blomsterstanden, […]