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Cochrane, ON
(Zone 2b)

March 4, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #6220581

Thank you so much for posting of your trip to Greenland. Wish I could make the same trip. Through your eyes I have been able to i.d. one of the plants I photographed on my trip to Inuvik, NWT in the fall of '07 & that is the cottongrass. We really don't think there is colour that far north but I was totally amazed at the fall colours.

I have a question on your photo of bearberry. Could this be the red berry I saw in Newfoundland & Labrador last Sept? They seemed to be everywhere. I was thinking possibly cranberries but after seeing your photo I'm not sure. I had hopes of visiting UNBG as we were staying at Pippy Park, but we didn't get in until after supper & had to leave early the next morning to return the RV & catch the flight home. I was hoping to be able to meet you.

I am waiting for Part 2 of your journey, hoping just maybe I will get to visit there some day. Excellent job Todd.
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6220946

The red berry you saw here was no doubt what we call partridgeberry, or what mainlanders call rock or mountain cranberry. The proper name is Vaccinium vitis-idaea. It is a choice edible berry in Newfoundland. Bearberry is not nearly as common here and rather restricted where it does occur.

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