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Flower For The Day 2009

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Flower for the Day Yellow Oxytrope Greenland 11-23

Yellow oxytrope (Oxytropis arctica) is in the legume family. The flowers arise on a single stalk and have distinctive sharply beaked keels. Oxytropis is Greek for the pointed keel of the petal unit (Corolla).

Also known as arctic locoweed the genus is noted for its production of a phytotoxin containing
swainsonine  which is harmful to grazing animals. Too much of this toxin can produce neurological symptoms 
resembling "loconess" and even death in these animals. We did not eat this flower but not because we had any
inside information or special knowledge of what it could cause. We just were not eating flowers that day.

It has many names: Field Locoweed, Northern Oxytrope, White Smallflower

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Don''s Blog Orange sea lichen 11-22

This Orange sea lichen (Xanthoria parietina) is a foliose (leafy) lichen and was 
living on a granite boulder at the base of the Greenland Ice sheet. It was a really
brilliant orange.