Flora & Fauna
Many wild herbs are used for cooking and medicine. Thyme is very popular in salmon and lamb dishes. In the old days, and even today, qajaasat leaves
(Ledum groenlandicum) were used to treat all kinds of ailments and diseases. One of the most common plants is the crowberry. For centuries these tasty
black berries served as an important vitamin supplement. The national flower of Greenland is willow herb (Chamaenerion latifolium).
There are five seal species in Greenland, although only three are common:
the Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida), the Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica),
and the Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata).
In many ways, South Greenland has been altered and deeply influenced by
an "imported" animal: sheep. Sheep farming began with the Norse and their livestock,
and hundreds of years of grazing have changed the landscape.