New plant species

Moss Campion

Moss Campion

There are around 180 different flowering plants known on Spitsbergen (like the Moss Campion in this picture). This year a new species was found, the Alpine Butterwort (Pinguicula alpina). It was the first new plant species to be found on Spitsbergen in 40 years. It is even a carnivorous plant species. Read here more about the discovery.

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Author:Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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