Alpine forget-me-not – Myosotis asiatica
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 29, 2021
Alpine forget-me-not – Myosotis asiatica

The alpine forget-me-not is a tiny, true-blue flowering plant found in alpine environments. It has five fused petals with a bulging yellow center.

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view from Mastodon Dome
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 27, 2021
Mastodon Dome Hike

The approximately 12-mile round-trip Mastodon Dome hike in the White Mountains of Alaska is located on the south side of the Steese Highway at the Eagle Summit Wayside.

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Elegant Indian paintbrush – Castilleja elegans
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 24, 2021
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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Little weaselsnout flower in Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 24, 2021
Little weaselsnout – Lagotis glauca

Little weaselsnout is a purple-flowering perennial herb that grows from a rhizome. The inflorescence is a terminal spike with purple or dark purple flowers with upper and lower lips.

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sweetflower rockjasmine flowers in Denali National Park
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 23, 2021
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 ring around the center.

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The view to the east from Mt. Margaret in Denali National Park
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 20, 2021
Savage River to Mt. Margaret loop

Photos and description of a hike in Denali National Park from the Savage River, over Mt. Margaret and back down to the Park Road at the Primrose rest area.

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the cuckoo flower
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 19, 2021
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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View up the the Nome Creek Valley in the White Mountain National Recreation Area, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 18, 2021
Walk up Nome Creek

Late afternoon hike/walk up the Nome Creek trail in the White Mountain National Recreation Area. Great scenery and tons of June wildflowers!

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Largeleaf Avens – Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 17, 2021
Largeleaf Avens – Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

The largeleaf avens (Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum) is a yellow-flowering plant that can grow to be about 0.75 meters (2.5 feet) tall.

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Fairbanks Birding Spring 2021
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 10, 2021
Fairbanks Birding Spring 2021

Fairbanks Birding Spring 2021 - Every year in April, we welcome our winged friends back to the Alaska interior. After our long, cold, dark winters, they are a sure sign...

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