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Uploaded on Friday 22 Nov 2013 by Peter Prokosch

The national flower of Greenland: Dwarf fireweed (Chamerion latifolium), West-Greenland

Year: 2013
From collection: West-Greenland
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Chamerion latifolium is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the English common names Dwarf Fireweed and River Beauty Willowherb. It has a circumboreal distribution, appearing throughout the northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including subarctic and Arctic areas such as snowmelt-flooded gravel bars and talus, in a wide range of elevations.
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