The most striking plant in the Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden on Monday was undoubtedly Meconopsis punicea, a plant that doesn’t like temperatures over 20C and a very minor edible – Meconopsis seed are oil rich! Here’s a short video clip….
Brynhild Mørkved has over the years collected forms of Allium victorialis from over it’s range – the Alps, Caucasus, Japan and the Kola peninsula in North West Russia. The main reason has been to try and determine where the naturalised populations in the Lofoten Islands originate as this isn’t a native plant in Norway. I tell the story of the Lofoten victory onions in full in my book Around the World in 80 plants http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?page_id=30
400 copies of my book Around the World in 80 plants have arrived in Trondheim! This means I’ll have very heavy suitcases for some time yet, the negative part of being a travelled author/speaker…. :(
VILL365 (Wild365) – Wild Food each day for 1 year and so beautiful too! Rita Amundsen: WOWWWW!!!