Alaska Wildflowers – Pink

Pink and Magenta Colored
Alaska Wildflowers

Cypripedium guttatum spotted lady’s slipper
Cypripedium guttatum
spotted lady’s slipper

Cypripedium guttatum, commonly known as the spotted lady's slipper, is a perennial herb in the orchid family with a unique, purple-spotted, inflated...

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Vaccinium uliginosum Bog bilberry
Vaccinium uliginosum bog bilberry

Bog bilberry, also known as bog blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum), is a low shrub that produces pink, urn-shaped flowers that develop into edible...

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Andromeda polifolia bog rosemary
Andromeda polifolia
bog rosemary

Bog rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) is a small, pink shrub, native to Alaska and circumpolar regions, thrives in wetlands and bogs. Learn about...

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Hedysarum boreale ssp. mackenziei boreal sweetvetch
Hedysarum boreale ssp. mackenziei
boreal sweetvetch

Hedysarum boreale ssp. mackenziei, a subspecies of the pea family, is notable for its purple or pink flowers and wing-margined loments. Commonly...

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Calypso bulbosa fairy slipper
Calypso bulbosa
fairy slipper

Calypso bulbosa is a very showy pink or magenta orchid that grows in mossy forest or open areas in Alaska. It's "slipper"...

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Close-up of the tiny flowers of Hornemann's willowerb, latin name Epilobium hornemannii
Epilobium hornemannii
Hornemann’s willowherb

Epilobium hornemannii, known as Hornemann's willowherb, is a perennial herb from the Onagraceae family, found in North America and parts of Eurasia....

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Open blossom of Spergularia rubra, commonly known as purple sandspurry
Spergularia rubra
purple sandspurry

Alaska Wildflowers | White Introduced species in North America Common Names spergulaire rougered sand-spurreyred sandspurrypurple sand-spurreypurple sandspurryruby sand-spurrey Synonyms Arenaria rubraSpergularia rubra...



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A terminal cluster of blossoms of Silene repens, commonly known as pink campion.
Silene repens
Pink campion

Silene repens, known as pink campion, is a perennial forb/herb with creeping stems and erect flowering shoots. It features linear leaves and...

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Pink flower of the Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi, or prickly rose
Prickly rose
Rosa acicularis

The prickly rose (Rosa acicularis) is a showy, pink flowering plant ubiquitous through much of the northern hemisphere including Alaska. Rose hips...

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Hoary primrose – Primula incana
Hoary primrose – Primula incana

Commonly known as the hoary primrose, silvery primrose, or mealy primrose, Primula incana is a perennial herb characterized by its small lavender-colored...

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Dwarf Fireweed – <em>Chamaenerion latifolium</em>
Dwarf Fireweed – Chamaenerion latifolium

Dwarf fireweed is a pink or purple flowering perennial forb/herb that is closely related to the more familiar common fireweed. It is...

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The pink flowers of the liverleaf wintergreen plant
Liverleaf Wintergreen – Pyrola asarifolia

The liverleaf wintergreen is a 10-20 cm tall plant with a raceme of pink, nodding flowers. It typically lives in forests or...

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Lingonberry – Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Lingonberry – Vaccinium vitis-idaea

The lingonberry (or lowbush cranberry) is a small white or pink-flowering subshrub with berries that are very nutritious and are frequently made...

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Scamman’s Oxytrope – Oxytropis scammaniana
Scamman’s Oxytrope – Oxytropis scammaniana

Scamman's oxytrope (Oxytropis scammaniana) is a purple or pink flowering plant that grows in rocky tundra or alpine areas. It is Native...

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Meadow bistort – Bistorta officinalis
Meadow bistort – Bistorta plumosa

Meadow bistort is a pink-flowering perennial herb native to Alaska and northern Canada. The plant is edible, mostly the root and leaves.

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Lapland Rosebay – Rhododendron lapponicum
Lapland Rosebay – Rhododendron lapponicum

Lapland rosebay is a mat-forming evergreen shrub with scaly bark and pink to purple bell-shaped flowers. It grows in rocky, alpine terrain...

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Alaska boykinia flower in the Alaska Range
Alaska boykinia – Boykinia richardsonii

Alaska boykinia (Boykinia richardsonii), also known as Richardson's brookfoam is a showy, white flowering plant with large basal leaves, often found in...

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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 pumila
Arctic Primrose – Primula pumila

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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Vibrant Pedicularis lanata, commonly known as Woolly Lousewort, showy pink blooms on the alpine tundra in the White Mountains of Alaska's interior.
Pedicularis lanata
Woolly lousewort

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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