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.
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.