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Native Plants of Norway

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Native Plants of Norway

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Norway is located in Northern Europe and borders Sweden to the East. The country has a large coastline, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. Norway consists of plenty of mountainous regions and saltwater with wet and mild winters. Plant life is abundant in Norway.

Fringed Pink

Fringed pink (Dianthus superbus) is a flowering, perennial herb that can grow up to 30 inches tall. It is native to Norway and Europe. The flowers bloom in summer and range in color including red and white with pink fringe around the edges. The plant remains dormant in the winter and is very tolerant of cold temperatures. The leaves and flowers grow early in the spring. The plant prefers full sunlight and well-drained soils.

Sneezewort

Sneezewort (Veratrum album) is a flowering, perennial plant that can grow up to 3 feet tall and is native to Europe. It has a hairy stem and serrated leaves. The flowers bloom from June to August and grow in clusters of small, white flowers. It is a drought tolerant plant that prefers full sunlight and moist, well-drained soils but it can adapt to most any condition. The sneezewort is considered an invasive weed in many parts of the world. It can commonly be found in wet meadows, marshes and stream banks.

Blue Anemone

The blue anemone (Anemone hepatica) is a member of the buttercup family. It is a perennial flower that can bloom year round. They range in color including light pink, dark pink, white and variegated. The stems of the flower grow up to 27 inches tall. Anemone plants are often grown as a border flower and can also be grown as a container plant. The plants prefer full sun or partial shade and well-drained soils. They are very easy to care for and will go dormant in the winter months and reappear in the early spring.

Norway Spruce

The Norway spruce (Picea Abies) is a large evergreen tree that can grow up to 100 feet tall. The leaves are needlelike and less than 2 inches long. The flowers bloom in early spring and are pink and inconspicuous. The Norway spruce is not a showy tree. The cones are greenish-red and grow up to 7 inches long. They mature and turn brown in approximately five to seven months. The tree is native to Norway and grows throughout Europe and Poland. It prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soils.

Keywords: Norway plants, native Norway plants, Norway flora

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Melody Dawn has been writing since 2004. Her work has appeared in the "Gainesville Times" and her writing focuses on topics about gardening, business and education. She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists. Dawn holds a Master of Business and is working on a Master of Journalism from the University of Tennessee.

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