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2/01/2012

The Latin Series: B is for Borealis

Jovibarba 'Borealis'
Do you know that this past few weeks has witnessed some particularly spectacular Aurora Borealis Displays in the far north? It is apparently due to a solar storm that has been showering our atmosphere recently. The Aurora Borealis is only visible in the north and likewise ‘borealis’ in plant nomenclature refers to northern plants – or plant from Northern areas. Given the high latitudes, it can generally be assumed that ‘borealis’ plants are pretty hardy. Care to see a few borealis plant? Visit my B is for Borealis board on Pinterest.

Image above of Jovibarba ‘Borealis’ is from Simply Succulents.  And the video below is a fascinating look at the dancing light of the most recent Aurora Borealis over Birtavarre, Norway.

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  1. Rick Wood

    February 1st, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    reminds me of this video (near 1:40) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahXIMUkSXX0

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