Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 08/16/2013


Photo taken on August 10, 2013


See also...

50 plus photographers 50 plus photographers


Landscape Lovers Landscape Lovers


NATURE et Biodiversité..! NATURE et Biodiversité..!


NATURE!! NATURE!!


Landscape Landscape


See more...

Keywords

nature
Alberta
Banff National Park
Bow Lake
Icefields Parkway
mountain scene
Highway 93
Bow Glacier Trail
near B.C. border
Bow Glacier Falls
Canada
water
lake
mountains
flower
flora
gravel bars
flowers
River Beauty Willowherb
River Beauty
purple
Dwarf Fireweed
Chamerion latifolium
formerly Epilobium latifolium
Onagraceae
Chamerion
forest
landscape
trees
beauty in nature
scenery
Explore
Flickr
explore2013August17
interestingness#417


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

466 visits

River Beauty

River Beauty
Another photo from a wonderful day along the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) west of Banff and Lake Louise, on 10 August 2013. Our destination was beautiful Bow Lake, so that my friend could check on a Liverwort (non-vascular plant) that she had seen there recently. The title for this image comes from the colourful plant in the foreground, called River Beauty. There were a few people out taking photos in this area, so it was a bit of a challenge to try and photograph in between them : )

"Chamerion latifolium (formerly Epilobium 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.

This arctic plant provides valuable nutrition for the Inuit, who eat the leaves raw, boiled with fat, or steeped in water for tea, the flowers and fruits raw, and as a salad with meals of seal and walrus blubber. Every part of this plant is edible, tasting much like spinach, and is also known in the Canadian tundra as River Beauty. It is the national flower of Greenland, where it is known by the Greenlandic name niviarsiaq, which means "little girl"." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamerion_latifolium

www.flickr.com/photos/annkelliott/9524200370

Cynthia De Ruiter, Clint Hudson, LeapFrog and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
Dynamo
Dynamo
beautiful scenery...
4 years ago.
Jan Grant
Jan Grant
Really a beautiful sight, Anne. I can see why people love it here so much from your lovely photograph!

newer comment done
4 years ago.
Mike (Bogger3)
Mike (Bogger3)
Really beautiful shot ;-)
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
I love the splash of colour the River Beauty flowers bring to the foreground of this picture. The mountains and the water make for a beautiful view overall! It's a beautiful place, Anne.
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Excellent forefront flowers with the magnificent backdrop of the lake and the mountains Anne ... you may want to try going the the Athabasca Icefield area ... who knows, there maybe plants and flowers from seeds that were frozen in time many millions of years ago ... I believe there are rare plants in these glacier areas ... but do not know for sure!!
4 years ago.
Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
Très belle photo !
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
An Excellent View!!
Seen in

'Scapes!!
4 years ago.
odell_rd
odell_rd
You have such jaw-dropping beauty of every description in your neck of the woods, Anne. A man could get jealous....lol.

An Excellent View!!
Seen in
'Scapes!!
4 years ago.
Clint Hudson
Clint Hudson
Lovely
4 years ago.
Jayne (durnall2000)
Jayne (durnall2000)
Gorgeous shot.


Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.