Baffin & Devon Islands: Wildflowers of Baffin & Devon Islands
Flowering season is short and cold in the high arctic – just a couple of months of neverending but cold sunshine with temperatures just above freezing and the ground just a short layer of soil above mostly permafrost. And yet, dozens and dozen of beautiful arctic wildflowers spring to life and bloom. They are all small and clinging to the ground to avoid winds and cold, but albeit miniature – still shine with a complete rainbow of colors. Arctic poppies, mountain avens, carpets of purple saxifrage, arctic cottongrass, arctic fireweed, arctic draba, and many many others.