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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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<i>Anemone multifida</i> <br>cutleaf anemone
Anemone multifida
cutleaf anemone

Cutleaf anemone (Anemone multifida) is a small flowering plant, variable in color (with yellow, white, or purple sepals), that frequently grows in...

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Camaedaphne calyculata Leatherleaf
Chamaedaphne calyculata
Leatherleaf

Chamaedaphne calyculata, commonly known as leatherleaf, is a small evergreen shrub that forms a terminal inflorescence of small, white, urn-shaped flowers and...

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The single flowering head of antennaria monocephala, commonly known as "pygmy pussytoes."
Antennaria monocephala
pygmy pussytoes

Antennaria monocephala, known as pygmy pussytoes, is a small perennial notable for its solitary, radially symmetric, white flower heads. It thrives in...

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The inflorescence and leaves in whorls of 4 of Galium boreale, or northern bedstraw.
Galium boreale
Northern bedstraw

Alaska Wildflowers | White Common Names gaillet boréalboreal bedstrawnorthern bedstraw Synonyms Galium boreale var. borealeGalium boreale var. hyssopifioliumGalium boreale var. intermediumGalium boreale...

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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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Terminal spikes and pinnate leaflets of Sitka burnet (Sanguisorba stipulata)
Sanguisorba stipulata
Sitka burnet

Alaska Wildflowers | White Common Names Canadian burnet* (See note in ID and Info section below)Sitka burnet Synonyms Sanguisorba sitchensisSanguisorba canadensis ssp....



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Persisting flowers late in the season and mature follicles of Red-stemmed saxifrage (Micranthes lyallii)
Micranthes lyallii
Redstem saxifrage

Micranthes lyallii, also known as red-stemmed saxifrage, is a perennial herb found in northwestern North America. It features basal leaves with red...

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An open flower, bud, stem, and leaves of Moehringia lateriflora, commonly known as bluntleaf sandwort or grove sandwort.
Grove sandwort – Moehringia lateriflora

Moehringia lateriflora, commonly known as bluntleaf sandwort or grove sandwort is a small, white-flowering perennial herb that lives in open forests or...

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The white corymbiform flowers of Spiraea stevenii, commonly known as Beauverd spirea or Alaska spirea.
Beauverd spirea – Spiraea stevenii

Spiraea stevenii, commonly known as Beauverd spirea or Alaska spirea, is a small shrub featuring inflorescences of numerous white flowers. Its leaves...

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Common cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum)
Common cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum)

Heracleum maximum is a towering perennial herb with large leaves and white flower clusters and numerous traditional uses. It's prevalent in most...

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white flowers and large calyx tubes of the bladder campion (silene latifolia)
Bladder campion – Silene latifolia (invasive)

Silene latifolia, or Bladder Campion - a white-flowering herbaceous plant native to Europe and now widespread in North America. More about identifiaction,...

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Field locoweed – Oxytropis campestris
Field locoweed – Oxytropis campestris

Field locoweed (Oxytropis campestris) also frequently known as yellow oxytrope, is a white-to-yellow flowering plant frequently growing in gravelly or rocky terrain...

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anemone parviflora commonly known as the smallflowered anemone or northern anemone
Smallflowered anemone – Anemone parviflora

Anemone parviflora commonly known as the smallflowered anemone, windflower, or northern anemone is a white flowering plant very similar to the narcissus-flowered...

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The white flowering common alplily
Common alplily – Gagea serotina

The common alplily, Gagea serotina (formerly Lloydia serotina) and its subspecies, var. serotina is a white-flowering plant with purple veins and grass-like...

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Nelson’s saxifrage – Micranthes nelsoniana - Alaska Wildflower Guide - White Flowers
Nelson’s saxifrage – Micranthes nelsoniana

Nelson's saxifrage (Micranthes nelsoniana), also commonly known as heartleaf saxifrage is a white-flowering plant with long stamens and pink anthers. It's found...

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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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Milky draba – Draba lactea
Milky draba
Draba lactea

Milky draba (Draba lactea) is a small white-flowering perennial herb with four small petals. It grows mostly in near-polar regions in rocky...

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Fries’ Pussytoes – Antennaria friesiana
Fries’ Pussytoes – Antennaria friesiana

Fries' pussytoes is a white flowering plant found resembling a cat's paw in high latitudes in North America, Greenland, and Siberia.

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Pincushion plant (Diapensia lapponica)
Pincushion plant – Diapensia obovata

Diapensia obovata, the pincushion plant (previously Diapensia lapponica var. obovata) is a small, white-flowering, cushion forming perennial subshrub, often found in arctic...

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Prickly Saxifrage – Saxifraga tricuspidata
Prickly Saxifrage – Saxifraga tricuspidata

Prickly saxifrage is a loosely mat-forming perennial herb with small white flowers that have yellow spots on the petals. It grows in...

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White Arctic Mountain Heather
White Arctic Mountain Heather – Cassiope tetragona

White arctic mountain heather is a mat-forming perennial sub-shrub. The flowers are small, white, and bell-shaped. It typically grows in alpine ridges...

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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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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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Cloudberry flowers in Alaska
Cloudberry – Rubus chameamorus

The fruit from the cloudberry plant has numerous uses as a food. It has a circumboreal distribution across Canada, Alaska, and Eurasia....

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Grass of Parnassus – Parnassia palustris
Grass of Parnassus – Parnassia palustris

Grass of Parnassus is a white-flowering, single stem plant often growing in marshy or boggy areas (often called bog star). It has...

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Water arum – Calla palustris
Water arum – Calla palustris

The water arum, or wild calla, is semi-aquatic plant typically with a large white bract and large leaves. It is mostly poisonous...

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Largeflowered Wintergreen
Largeflowered Wintergreen – Pyrola grandiflora

The largeflowered wintergreen (Pyrola grandiflora) is an evergreen perennial with circumboreal distribution. It has a long stem with a raceme of 4-12...

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Arctic sweet coltsfoot – Petasites frigidus
Arctic sweet coltsfoot – Petasites frigidus

Arctic sweet coltsfoot is a white-flowering plant with many flowering heads. It is found in northern latitudes in North America, Europe, and...

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Mountain death camas – Anticlea elegans
Mountain death camas – Anticlea elegans

Mountain death camas is a lily-like white flowering plant in moist grasslands. The whole plant is very toxic to humans and livestock.

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Arctic Daisy – Chrysanthemum arcticum
Arctic Daisy – Chrysanthemum arcticum

The arctic daisy (Chrysanthemum arcticum) is a 10-45 cm (4-18 in) tall perennial herb with white ray florets and yellow disk florets.

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Common yarrow flower in Fairbanks, Alaska
Common Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

Common yarrow is a tall, weedy plant with a dense cluster of small, white flowers at the head. It may have antioxidant...

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dwarf dogwood flowering plant in Fairbanks, Alaska
Dwarf Dogwood – Cornus canadensis

Dwarf dogwood is a flowering subshrub with 4 white or cream-colored bracts instead of petals and a small white or purple inflorescence....

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Capitate valerian wildflower in bloom, also known as sharpleaf valerian or Valeriana capitata
Capitate valerian – Valeriana capitata

The flowering head of Capitate valerian is typically 2-3 cm wide. The budding inflorescence is purple, and the flowers on the blooming...

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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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Mountain Avens – Dryas octopetala
Eightpetal Mountain Avens – Dryas octopetala

Mountain avens are an 8-petaled white flower frequently found in alpine environments distributed across the arctic and northwestern United States and Canada.

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Arctic sandwort - Minuartia arctica
Arctic Sandwort – Minuartia arctica

Arctic sandwort is a mat-forming plant with small, white, 5-petaled flowers. It grows in rocky or gravelly alpine environments and is native...

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Labrador Tea – Rhododendron tomentosum
Labrador Tea – Rhododendron tomentosum

Rhododendron tomentosum is a low to medium-sized evergreen shrub. Each plant has several white-flowered inflorescences. Precautions should be taken if using as...

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narcissus-flowered anemone on Ester Dome in Fairbanks, Alaska
Narcissus anemone – Anemone narcissiflora

The narcissus anemone typically has 4-10 white sepals and somewhat hairy, basal leaves. It grows up to 60 cm (23 inches) tall...

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Alaska Cotton – Eriophorum
Cottongrass/Alaska Cotton
Eriophorum

Most species of Alaska cotton are between 30-60 cm (12-24 in) tall with a drooping head of cotton that is whitish in...

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