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June Swift's Brier Island Wildflowers

This collection of photographs was taken by June Swift of Brier Island, Digby County. Although the island has many of the common species one finds on the mainland, it also provides favorable habitats for some rare and endangered species that are found in limited locations or nowhere else in Nova Scotia. A few of these rarities are in this collection.

Photographer: June Swift

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white fringed orchid

Platanthera blephariglottis (Willd.) Lindl. (white fringed orchid).

Platanthera dilatata

Platanthera dilatata (Pursh) Lindl. ex Beck (boreal bog orchid)

Platanthera grandiflora

Platanthera grandiflora (Bigelow) Lindl.(large purple fringed orchid)

Platanthera psycodes

Platanthera psycodes (L.) Lindl.
(small purple fringed orchid)

Prenanthes trifoliolata

Prenanthes trifoliolata (Cass.) Fern. (lion's paw)

Primula laurentiana

Primula laurentiana Fern.(primrose)

Sarracenia purpurea Pitcher plant meadow

Sarracenia purpurea

Sarracenia purpurea L. (pitcherplant)

Sarracenia purpurea

Spiranthes ochroleuca

Spiranthes ochroleuca (Rydb.) Rydb. (yellow nodding ladies'-tresses)

Spiranthes ochroleuca
Vaccinium uliginosum

Vaccinium uliginosum L. (bog blueberry)

Vaccinium uliginosum