- Harebell, a widespread and
very varied species found in northern Eurasia and
America and in mountainous regions further south.
This picture was taken in the "Valley
of Flowers", Ammassalik in Mid-August. It sounds
like a bit of a cheesy title that the place wouldn't
really live up to, but it does. The valley is quite
short with a stream flowing through it that goes
2-3 miles from this lake at its source fed by water
flowing down from the surrounding mountains. The
stream flows through the middle of the town of Ammassalik.
There are Arctic char in the lake and streams around
it and to the sea.
The harebell prefers drier soils
and so in Greenland grows on slopes as flatter areas
Picture copyright Paul Ward.