From the highest peaks - Ranunculus glacialis

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From the highest peaks - Ranunculus glacialis

Issoleie (Norwegian), Ranunculus glacialis syn Beckwithia glacialis, is the species of flowering plants that grows at the highest altitude in the mountains of Norway. The flowers are white when they open but change gradually to a more reddish color when fertilized.This is however, one of the reddest populations I have ever seen.

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Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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As I said, only one....

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Wonderful color forms of R. glacialis, the darkest I've seen.  The following are not as dark, but still beautiful, taken high up in the Dolomites.

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What an amazingly beautiful plant!  Thanks for showing it, Trond and Anne!

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Spiegel wrote:

Wonderful color forms of R. glacialis, the darkest I've seen.  The following are not as dark, but still beautiful, taken high up in the Dolomites.

This is the more common color form here too.

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What an amazingly beautiful plant!  Thanks for showing it, Trond and Anne!

You are welcome, Lori! You are the one to be thanked constantly showing beautiful plants and scenery.

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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Spectacular!  And fascinating to compare the forms.  Trond, I'm amazed by the dark form, with a bit of yellow on the inside of the petals still showing, wow!  Anne, in the several beautiful forms you posted, there is some variation to the glaucous character of the foliage, the flower stems somewhat narrower than those shown in Trond's robust-looking forms.  I'd be happy with any of them, although they'd probably last less than a day in this summer's incessant heat and dryness.

Mark McDonough Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5 antennaria at aol.com  

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I forgot to tell where the pictures are taken:It is from Hallingskarvet, a National Park. It is remnants of the Caledonian orogeny 400 mill years ago. Hard layers of gneiss and similar stone cover softer layers of shale.

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Late seeing this post...spectacular plants Trond!  Certainly one of the most special in your area.

Todd Boland St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada Zone 5b 1800 mm precipitation per year

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Beautiful images of my all-time favourite plant ... a close-up here from Porta Vescova.  The best colonies I have encountered were on the Hintertux in Austria ... a magnificent display.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus On the moors in Lancashire, U.K. Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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