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Spring pasqueflower

Me and my wife were driving across the Dovre mountain plateau along the E6 road on June 14th as I suddenly realized that it might not be too late for the sight of flowering spring pasqueflower (Anemone vernalis, Norwegian: mogop). The spring was cold this year and the snow would not melt in the alpine areas of Norway. I remembered a location for the “mogop” from back in the 1980’s that was very close to the road. We stopped the car and went looking for it. Normally the best time to see it flowering would be end of May. But sure enough, there it was, and in even larger numbers than I could remember from the visit almost thirty years ago. What a pleasure to see it again.

The spring pasqueflower in all its wonder. The Dovre area is normally a low precipitation area, which are the conditions this flower likes.

The spring pasqueflower in all its wonder. The Dovre area is normally a low precipitation area, which are the conditions this flower likes.

This spring pasqueflower has still not unfolded its petals.

This spring pasqueflower has still not unfolded its petals.