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June Swift's Brier Island Wildflowers

This collection of photographs was taken by June Swift of Brier Island, Digby County. Although the island has many of the common species one finds on the mainland, it also provides favorable habitats for some rare and endangered species that are found in limited locations or nowhere else in Nova Scotia. A few of these rarities are in this collection.

Photographer: June Swift

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Arethusa bulbosa

Arethusa bulbosa L. (dragon's mouth, swamp-pink)

dwarf birch

Betula michauxii Spach (dwarf birch)

bluebead lily Clintonia borealis (Aiton) Raf.
(bluebead lily)
Cypripedium acaule

Cypripedium acaule

Cypripedium acaule Ait. (pink lady's slipper, white form at right)

Epilobium angustifolium

Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (L.) Holub (syn. Epilobium angustifolium L., fireweed)

Potentilla fruticosa

Dasiphora floribunda (Pursh) Kartesz, comb. nov. ined. (syn. Potentilla fruticosa, shrubby cinquefoil)

Drosera rotundifolia Drosera rotundifolia L.
(roundleaved sundew)
Geum peckii

Geum peckii Pursh ENDANGERED (mountain avens)

Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus L.(yellow iris, casual escape)

Ledum groenlandicum Ledum groenlandicum Oeder
(Labrador tea)
Listera cordata

Listera cordata (L.) R. Br. ex Ait. f. (heartleaf twayblade)

Listera cordata

Lythrum salicaria Lythrum salicaria L.
(purple loosestrife, an invasive species)
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