Fries’ Pussytoes – Antennaria friesiana
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 13, 2022
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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Ledge Stonecrop – Rhodiola integrifolia
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 12, 2022
Ledge Stonecrop – Rhodiola integrifolia

The ledge stonecrop (Rhodiola integrifolia) is a dark red flowering plant with succulent leaves found in Alaska, western US and Canada.

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Tundra milkvetch – Astragalus umbellatus
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 4, 2022
Tundra milkvetch – Astragalus umbellatus

Astragalus umbellatus, commonly known as tundra milkvetch or hairy arctic milkvetch is a bright yellow-flowering perennial herb growing in Alaska, western Canada, and Siberia.

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Scamman’s Oxytrope – Oxytropis scammaniana
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 3, 2022
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 to Alaska and northwestern Canada.

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Blackish Oxytrope – Oxytropis nigrescens
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 21, 2022
Blackish Oxytrope – Oxytropis nigrescens

Blackish oxytrope (Oxytropis nigrescens) is a small, purple-flowering perennial herb that grows in rocky tundra or alpine environments.

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Star Gentian – Swertia perennis
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 19, 2022
Star Gentian – Swertia perennis

Swertia perennis is a 60-100 cm tall purple or blue flowering plant that grows in western North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Getting Started With Snowflake Macro Photography
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 15, 2022
Getting Started With Snowflake Macro Photography

My somewhat frustrating process of snowflake macro photography. Difficult but gorgeous snowflake photos from Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Pincushion plant (Diapensia lapponica)
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 12, 2022
Pincushion plant – diapensia lapponica

Diapensia lapponica, officially named the pincushion plant (although possibly more commonly called Lapland diapensia) is a small, white-flowering, cushion forming perennial subshrub, often found in arctic tundra or alpine environments.

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2021 Photo Highlights
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 30, 2022
2021 Photo Highlights

A small collection of my 2021 photo highlights from Alaska. Lot's of wildlife, glaciers and glacier caves, and gorgeous landscapes!

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Prickly Saxifrage – Saxifraga tricuspidata
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 22, 2021
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 rocky or gravelly soils in alpine areas and...

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