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  • The Padjelanta alpine meadows and particularly Jeknaffo mountain support scarce species such as Potentilla hypartica and Arenaria humifusa (R).

    Lapponian Area, Sweden

  • I grow a dark-leaved form called "Sparkling Burgundy" among the buttons of Potentilla "Gibson's Scarlet" and the inflorescence was already knee height and buzzing with life; three different types of bees on first count.

    Summer podding

  • Potentilla, why are deserts expanding and growing zones emigrating polewards? as something or other must be causing these recorded phenomena.

    After a wasted year, climate change must once again be our priority | Robin McKie

  • Dominant shrub species include Potentilla fruticosa, a species abundant throughout the eastern Himalayan alpine scrub and also in the mountains of North America, willow (Salix oritopne), and Caragana spp., a thorny legume more typical of dry steppe habitats.

    Qilian Mountains subalpine meadows

  • There are also several colorful herbs like Saussurea simpsoniana, Potentilla argyrophylla, Geum elatum, Senecio spp.,

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • Lower-elevation areas may have dwarf shrubs like Ajania and Potentilla fruticosa as well as herbaceous legumes like Astragalus, Oxytropis, and Thermopsis.

    Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe

  • Species richness declines and dominant plants include the grass Stipa purpurea and shrubs Potentilla fruticosa and Lonicera tibetica in the east, with Caragana versicolor in the west.

    Yarlung Zambo arid steppe

  • Salt marshes occur here and there in protected inlets, their lower parts dominated by creeping saltmarsh grass Puccinellia phryganodes, the upper parts by Pacific silverweed Potentilla egedii.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • Several colorful species thrive here owing to low competition: white-flowered snow whitlowgrass Draba nivalis, diapensia Diapensia lapponica, yellow-flowered Arctic poppy Papaver radicatum, snow cinquefoil Potentilla nivea and the grass-like northern wood-rush Luzula confusa.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • Other typical wetland plants include various sedges, like bottle sedge Carex rostrata, white sedge C. canescens, common bog-sedge C. limosa, tall bog-sedge C. magellanica, marsh cinquefoil Potentilla palustris, common cotton-grass Eriophorum angustifolium, bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata, and cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccus.

    Kvarken Archipelago High Coast, Finland and Sweden


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