Additions to the Vascular Flora of Ontario, Canada, from the Sutton Ridges, Hudson Bay Lowland Ecoregion
Keywords:Arctic Bellflower, Campanula uniflora, Campanulaceae, Lapland Diapensia, Diapensia lapponica, Diapensiaceae, Alpine Azalea, Kalmia procumbens, Ericaceae, Saxifraga rivularis, Saxifragaceae, range extensions, new records, arctic-alpine, Ontario, Canada
AbstractField studies in the Hudson Bay Lowland ecoregion of northern Ontario during 2010 resulted in the discovery of four native vascular plant species not previously confirmed from the province: Arctic Bellflower (Campanula uniflora; Campanulaceae), Lapland Diapensia (Diapensia lapponica; Diapensiaceae), Alpine Azalea (Kalmia procumbens; Ericaceae), and Alpine Brook Saxifrage (Saxifraga rivularis; Saxifragaceae). These four species are widespread arctic plants occurring in both North America and Eurasia and were found on the Sutton Ridges, a Precambrian bedrock inlier surrounded by the extensive wetlands of the Hudson Bay Lowland.
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