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
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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