That's GREAT! I was in Norway just last year, and found D. rotundifolia and P. vulgaris growing in almost any wet and exposed area, especially around Bergen, and along the coastal regions, but the best places are further north.
In Norfjord, and nearby mountains, (many of which peak above the tree line), have D. anglica, D. rotundifolia and the natural hybrid between them (= D. obovata), P. vulgaris and P. alpina.P. vilosa is supposed to grow there as well, but I couldn't find any. Most of these plants seem to grow just at the tree line or above, along glacial runoff streams which percolate through the sphagnum (which carpets the mountain tops), and often belly out to form small ponds and peat flats. The Ping's are generally found growing in the embankments of those streams just below the tree line, and in rocky/gravel-sandy substrate.
I have a relative in a small town called Reid, (just south of Norfjord) and there is a ski resort at the top of the mountain there, and there are countless glacial runoff streams loaded with sphagnum (scarlet red and purple forms too!) with all these plants growing in great abundance in the muddy embankments and the sphagnum. You can roam about the ski resort as it's open all year long, skiing or not. Just down the very same road, about a half hours drive or so, you will get to a fjord and see kelp; not many places you can drive from above the tree line to sea level in less than an hour!
You can also travel to the university at Trondheim, and there the botanists will tell you exact locations for P. villosa and the other plants there. There are also several Utrics, both amphibious and aquatic. Most people speak English fairly well, and I had no problems talking to anyone there. There is also a bus that goes from Oslo to Bergen, toTrondheim, and stops at Reid, and a few other places along the way.
Voss is supposed to have some CPs, and I suppose Jotunheimen National Park will have some too. You should be able to speak with a curator there who knows more about the local spots, and may even have some plants growing in the park.
Enjoy the trip, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. The geology is mind-boggling. Remember to take lots of pictures. ;D - Rich
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2009 20:05:11 GMT by rsivertsen
... not suffering from insanity, but rather enjoying it actually!
Your answer is what I tought. just need to take good looks above the treeline in wet places / streams. I'm moving by feed in the area of Bergen and suppose I will do the Sognefjord. Going on hiking trails from hut to hut. hope to see some near waterfalls or swampy area's