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Icelandic or Arctic?

Papaver radicatum
arctic poppy, rooted poppy
Icelandic: melasól
Papaveraceae

If you’re a gardener or flower enthusiast of any sort, you’re probably familiar with Icelandic poppies, popular in the florist trade. 279 more words

Kirkjufellsfoss

6.16.16 – Kirkjufellsfoss isn’t the biggest waterfall in Iceland, but it’s certainly one of the most scenic. Towering nearly 500 meters above the waterfall is Kirkjufell, or Church Mountain. 28 more words

Hey, This Looks Like a Geranium

Geranium sylvaticum
wood (or woodland) geranium
(or cranesbill)
Icelandic: blágresi
Geraniaceae

As we hiked up the lower slopes of Mount Esja in western Iceland, the vast sweeps of Nootka lupine and cow parsley started giving way to other plants. 196 more words