Härjedalen July 2007

The province of Härjedalen in central Sweden has an area of almost 12000 square kilometers. It extends from the Norwegian border eastwards to about 140km from the Bothnian Sea.
The highest peak of the province is Mt. Helagsfjället (1796m) with the southernmost Swedish glacier.
About 80% of the province is situated above 500m.
There are many botanically interesting areas for those interested in alpine plants. Districts rich in calcareous bedrock harbor as a rule a rich flora. I strongly recommend to visit Mt. Hamrafjället (1138m), Mittåkläppen (1212m), Torkilstöten (1049m), Skarvarna (1260m) and the rich fens of Sölendet, Norway.
All photos below are taken in these areas.

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Coeloglossum viride Nigritella nigra Gymnadenia conopsea var. alba Dactylorhiza lapponica Listera ovata
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Corallorhiza trifida Listera ovata Dactylorhiza fuchsii Chamorchis alpina Gymnadenia conopsea
         
Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. cruenta Leuchorchis albida ssp. straminea Dactylorhiza fuchsii Dactylorhiza fuchsii Coeloglossum viride
         
Astragalus frigidus Guess who? Bluewings Bluewing Rich fen in Sölendet, Norway
         
Eriophorum angustifolium Trollius europaeus Fly on alchemilla Dryas octopetala Dryas octopetala
         
Hamrafjället Nigritella nigra Skarsfjället Leuchorchis albida Sölendet, Norway
         
Rich fen, Sölendet Sölendet, Norway My best friends Sölendet Datylorhiza fuchsii group
         
         
         

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