Monday, May 31, 2010

Wooly Lousewort

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I love wooly lousewort.



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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.



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




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



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6 comments:

gramma2many said...

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

Becky said...

Amazing...in 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!