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Purple saxifrage is one of the first tundra plants to flower in the Arctic. Jens Munk Island, Nunavut, Canada. 1992
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Purple Saxifrage plant with a lucky hit of reindeer droppings that will fertilise it for many years. Svalbard. Norway
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Moss Campion growing on a rocky ledge in Adventdalen, summer in Spitsbergen
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Moss campion, spider plant and Arctic mouse-ear chickweed grow by a rock. Spitsbergen
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Svalbard Poppy, Papaver Dahlianum frames a view of Adventdalen. Svalbard
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Yellow Arctic Poppies against a blue Arctic sky. Summer in North Greenland
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White Arctic Bell Heather, Cassiope tetragona in flower. Svalbard
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Entire leafed Arctic Avens, Dryas integrifolia. The flowers follow the sun. Greenland. 1980
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Silky seed heads of Arctic Cotton Grass, Eriophorum scheuchzeri in the wind. Senyarinskiya. Siberia. 1997
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Arctic Poppies, Papaver radicatumm with flowers that follow the sun, for early seed ripening. Arctic. 1980
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Labrador Tea growing on Igloolik Island, Nunavut, Canada. 1992
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The beautiful flowers of the Boreal Jacob's Ladder. Polemonium boreale. Svalbard
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Hairy Lousewort, Pedicularis dasyantha, has thermal underwear of it own. Svalbard.
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Insects are very important for pollinating flowers in the arctic, Arctic Avens. Svalbard.
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Arctic willow. Northwest Greenland. 1980
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Arctic Lychnis, Silene furcata angustiflora. flowering in Longyearbyen. Spitsbergen.
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Paintbrush (Castilleja spp.), Bathurst Inlet, Barrenlands, Arctic Canada
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Broken remains of a skull, half hidden in the labrador tea and blueberry plants Steward , East Greenland.
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Purple Saxifrage flowers amongst rocks on the lateral moraine by Ankerbreen in St Jonsfjorden. Spitsbergen.
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Vegetation covers Thule culture house remains on Steward , East Greenland.
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Reindeer graze on the multicoloured summer tundra of grasses & sedges. Yamal Peninsula. Siberia
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Pygmy Buttercup, Ranunculus pygmaeus, a tiny tundra plant. Spitsbergen.
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Large patch of orange lichen, probably Elegant Orange, on a rock. Ymer O, Kejser Frans Joseph Fjord. North-East Greenland Natl Park.
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A carpet of moss and scurvy grass, an antiscorbutic, below a bird cliff on Karl XII Oya, Northern Svalbard.
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Exploding seed heads of Arctic willow with a piece of ancient, tiny tree trunk, long dead. North-east Greenland National Park. 2005
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High Arctic mosses & plants on Champ Island. Franz Josef Land. 2004
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Golden leaves of Arctic Willow in Autumn. Ellesmere Island, Canada. 1994
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Moss Campion on summer tundra. Spitsbergen. Norway.
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Saxifraga flagellaris, the spider plant. Runners radiate and rooting plants form there. Fell field Tundra. Spitsbergen
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Autumn leaves of Arctic willow on curving groups of basalt columns. Vikingebugt Scoresbysund Fiord. East Greenland
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Bearberry in autumn colour. Steward , East Greenland.
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Broadleaved Willowherb. Epilobium latifolium. Greenland. National flower of Greenland. 1980
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Arctic lichens, mostly Cladonia, reindeer moss. Northern Yukon, Arctic Canada
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Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus), central Barrenlands, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
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Woolly lousewort (Pedicularis lanata), Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Arctic Canada
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Polar Poppy, Papaver polare, a cushion forming plant living on the edge. Franz Josef Land. Russian Arctic. 1998
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