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Table 1 List of species identified at Skaftafell in this study (Kristinsson 2013)

From: Successional trends and processes on a glacial foreland in Southern Iceland studied by repeated species counts

Species name Common name
Alchemilla alpina Alpine lady’s mantle
Arabidopsis petraea Northern rock cress
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry
Arenaria norvegica Arctic sandwort
Armeria maritima Thrift
Bartsia alpina Alpine bartsia
Betula nana Dwarf birch
B. pubescens Downy birch
Bistorta vivipara Alpine bistort
Botrychium lunaria Common moonwort
Calluna vulgaris Scotch heather
Cerastium alpinum Alpine mouse ear
C. fontanum Common mouse ear
Draba norvegica Rock whitlow grass
Dryas octopetala Mountain avens
Empetrum nigrum Crowberry
Epilobium anagallidifolium Alpine willowherb
Equisetum arvense Field horsetail
E. pratense Meadow horsetail
Erigeron borealis Alpine fleabane
Festuca rubra Red fescue
F. richardsonii Arctic fescue
Galium verum Lady’s bedstraw
G. normanii Slender bedstraw
Juniperus communis Common juniper
Myosotis arvensis Field forget-me-not
Omalotheca supina Alpine arctic cudweed
Poa alpina Alpine meadow grass
Minuartia rubella Mountain sandwort
Racomitrium canescens (etc.) Hoary fringe moss (and other mosses)
Rhodiola rosea Roseroot
Pinguicula vulgaris Common butterwort
Potentilla crantzii Alpine cinquefoil
Sagina saginoides Alpine pearlwort
Salix arctica Arctic willow
S. phylicifolia Tea-leaved willow
S. herbacea Dwarf willow
S. lanata Wooly willow
Saxifraga oppositifolia Purple saxifrage
S. cespitosa Tufted saxifrage
Sedum villosium Hairy stonecrop
S. acre Common stonecrop
Selaginella selaginoides Lesser clubmoss
Silene acaulis Moss campion
S. uniflora Sea campion
Thymus praecox Wild thyme
Tofieldia pusilla Scottish asphodel
Trifolium repens White clover
Vaccinium uliginosum Bog bilberry
Veronica alpina Alpine speedwell
V. fruticans Rock speedwell