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Alaska Wildflowers

Elegant Indian paintbrush – Castilleja elegans
Elegant Indian paintbrush – Castilleja elegans

Elegant Indian paintbrush (Castilleja elegans) is a whorled, often pink flowering plant that can be found in Alaska and parts of Canada.

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sweetflower rockjasmine flowers in Denali National Park
Sweetflower rockjasmine – Androsace chamaejasme

Lehmann's rockjasmine, more commonly known as sweetflower rockjasmine, is a small, white or pink flowering plant with fused petals and a white...

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the cuckoo flower
Cuckoo flower – Cardamine nymanii

The cuckoo flower is a pink flowering plant, often found in wet soils near ponds or streams.

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arctic blackberry, also known as arctic rasberry or nagoonberry
Arctic Blackberry – Rubus arcticus

Arctic blackberry, commonly called nagoonberry or arctic rasberry produces an edible fruit that can be eaten raw or cooked. It's flower has...

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Alpine azalea (Kalmia procumbens) a wildflower in Alaska
Alpine Azalea – Kalmia procumbens

The alpine azalea is a mat-forming evergreen shrub found in subarctic, circumpolar regions in North America. Flowers are 5-petaled, pink, with 5...

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Nakedstem Wallflower – Parrya nudicaulis
Nakedstem Wallflower – Parrya nudicaulis

The nakedstem wallflower or parry's wallflower is native to Alaska and Northern Canada, and Asia. It has a raceme of violet, showy...

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Arctic willow in the White Mountains in the Alaska interior
Arctic willow – Salix arctica

Arctic willow is a creeping dwarf shrub with catkins that are absent of sepals or petals. It is distributed throughout the arctic,...

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Flower of western arctic shootingstar in the interior of Alaska
Western arctic shootingstar – Primula frigida

The western arctic shootingstar (sometimes frigid shootingstar) has a magenta or pink flower, shaped like a dart. Identification info and story around...

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Alpine sweetvetch – Hedysarum alpinum
Alpine sweetvetch – Hedysarum alpinum

Alpine sweetvetch, often known as wild potato or eskimo potato is a perennial herb with many small pink flowers on a raceme....

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Twinflower in Denali National Park
Twinflower – Linnaea borealis

Twinflower is a creeping subshrub with a two nodding, bell-like flowers on a Y-stem. It was named after the "father of modern...

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Spring beauty flower in Alaska
Spring Beauty – Claytonia sarmentosa

Spring Beauty is a small plant with delicate magenta or white, 5-petaled flowers 15-20 mm in diameter. It is edible cooked or...

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Purple Mountain Saxifrage flowers in rocky talus near the Black Rapids Glacier
Purple Mountain Saxifrage – Saxifraga oppositifolia

Purple mountain saxifrage is a low-growing, small, matted plant with dark green rounded and scaly leaves earning it the name French Knot....

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Arctic Primrose – Primula eximia
Arctic Primrose – Primula eximia

The Arctic primrose tends to live in very wet soil and stream beds. It grows to be about 10-12 cm tall. It...

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Common Fireweed – Chamaenerion angustifolium
Common Fireweed – Chamaenerion angustifolium

Fireweed's common name comes from the fact that it can revegetate quickly after forest fires. Each flower is symmetrical about the vertical...

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Moss campion – Silene acaulis
Moss campion – Silene acaulis

Moss campion is a cushion-like plant with 6-12mm (1/4-1/2 in) diameter, pink or whitish-pink 5-petal flowers, and 10 stamens.

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Wooly lousewort – Pedicularis kanei
Woolly lousewort – Pedicularis lanata

One of the early blooming wildflowers in Alaska, this pinkish flower is frequently seen in late May or early June in the...

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