Pics from the north Swedish flora
Guess we could call this part II of the photos from my fishing trip this summer. I said I had a bunch of photos of plants and flowers too, and here they are! This is a very image heavy post, so consider yourself warned. ☺
This is my absolute favourite flower: the Arctic starflower (Trientalis europaea)!
Here we call them “forest stars”, which is a perfect description of what they look like. When walking through the woods, they shine like bright little stars in the undergrowth. Especially if it’s a bit dark outside. They’re so tiny yet impossible to miss. I find them just magical!
The lingonberries are probably the most important berries we have. They’re called the “red gold of the forest” because you can actually earn a decent buck by selling them. We even have foreigners coming from all over the world to pick wild berries in our forests. It’s a whole industry.
Lingonberries are very pretty, and lingonberry jam is a household essential in Swedish kitchens. But I’ve always preferred blueberries and cloudberries myself.
Shelf fungi are pretty cool, and they come in such a great variety of shapes and colours. I always like finding them on trees. Although I suck at naming the different species, so I’m not 100% sure about the ones above.
Bonus pic of a weird pine tree. Wonder what caused it to split itself like that? Maybe has something to do with the big growth further down on the trunk?
I don’t know if the plants in this post are really exclusive to the subarctic, but I think at least some of them are.
Let me know if you saw something here you haven’t seen before. :)