Monday, May 31, 2010

Wooly Lousewort


I love wooly lousewort.

Sure they are not the most pretty plant, in fact they are kinda funny looking, but what I like best about them is that they are the first flower to struggle up out of the tundra each spring.

Though the tundra is still all brown the wooly lousewort is sticking up as pretty and pink as can be.

This plant is well adapted to the arctic spring. The stem is covered with hairlike material that protects it from wind and cold.




gramma2many said...

I really thought I was going to see some kind of bug!! Glad it wasn't:)

Becky said... Alaska, even the flowers wear their coats outside in the Spring, lol.

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

That's kinda cool. I don't know that I've ever really paid attention to them before, and I kinda like their wooly coats.Neat looking!

PhotoPuddle said...

Excellent photos!

Arvay said...

Hello, Woolly Lousewort!

The Household 6 Diva said...

These pictures are beautiful!!
Great capture!