Microcosms of Green in the Schist

By: Sheri

Feb 23 2016

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Category: photography

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Focal Length:4.15mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:iPhone 6

There’s little on the menu in a waterlogged bog. Most nutrients are locked up in peat and there is little oxygen. So bog plants need a whole raft of survival strategies. These plants, most barely 2cms high, form one of the best developed, most dwarfed, and wind resistant cushion communities in the world.

I must get my love of tiny plants that live in strange places from my Mom. When she last visited, she leaned over one of the rocky  enclosures for one of our empty flowerbeds, examined it intently, and commented that the rocks in our garden had the best lichens. <3

The Remarkables, New Zealand

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