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Our Three Most Precious Plants ... Unique in all the World



Barrens Willow (Salix jejuna)

The barrens willow belongs to the willow family. It is a dwarfish shrub with red-brown stems and hairless branchlets. This plant species is endemic to the Great Northern Peninsula, ie. it grows only here and nowhere else in the world.







Long's Braya (Braya longii)

A member of the mustard family. It is very small, only growing to a height of 1 - 10 cm. Long’s braya is similar to Fernald’s braya except for its pouch, which is hairless. Its petals are also larger, and its seedpods are not quite as purple. This plant is endemic to the northwest coast of the Great Northern Peninsula. Long’s braya is a self-pollinating plant.







Fernald's Braya (Braya fernaldii)

Fernald’s braya is a member of the mustard family. It is very small, growing to a height of 1 - 7 centimeters. It is endemic to the northwest coast of the Northern Peninsula. Fernald’s braya is a self-pollinating, perennial plant which lives for several years in ideal growing conditions.










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