The Earliest Flower in Arctic

The Earliest Flower in Arctic

My Footprint

It was cloudy and i was so depressed, i thought a ride might light my up. so i started my ATV and run around 20 miles away from the town along a snow/water swamped  gravel road. After arrived a small laydown area behind a mountain where it is shielded from strong dominant W-N wind. i found this tiny but vigorous pink flower, its name is Purple Saxifrage, the ealiest blooming flower on tundra, because of this, it is the floral emblem of Nunavut. It can grow on very rocky ground and adapted to arctic climate. It often flowers while the snow is melting. Many tiny leaves cover the plant’s short stems. The flowers grow above the cushion of small leaves, therefore the name of cushion plants.
this is the tiny Purple Saxifrage:
 080619-Purple Saxifrage
 

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