Open blossom of Spergularia rubra, commonly known as purple sandspurry
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 14, 2024
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 var. perennansTissa rubra Subspecies none Genus: SpergulariaFamily: CaryophyllaceaeOrder:...

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A terminal cluster of blossoms of Silene repens, commonly known as pink campion.
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 13, 2024
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 a cyme of bisexual flowers, typically white but...

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Terminal spikes and pinnate leaflets of Sitka burnet (Sanguisorba stipulata)
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 11, 2024
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. latifoliaSanguisorba canadensis var. latifoliaSanguisorba canadensis var. sitchensis Subspecies...

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Red inflorescence spike (red fruit and black seeds) and leaves of Blitum capitatum, commonly known as strawberry-blite. (Synonym: Chenopodium capitatum)
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 7, 2024
Blitum capitatum
Strawberry-blite

Blitum capitatum, common names include strawberry-blite and Indian paint, is an annual herb with a stout taproot and arrowhead-shaped leaves. It displays dense spike-like clusters of flowers, which lack petals....

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Persisting flowers late in the season and mature follicles of Red-stemmed saxifrage (Micranthes lyallii)
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 6, 2024
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 margins, flowers with reflexed sepals and white petals...

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The yellow-flowering heads of rocky mountain goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata)
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 5, 2024
Rocky Mountain goldenrod
Solidago multiradiata

Rocky Mountain goldenrod, Solidago multiradiata is a resilient perennial herb that thrives in Alaska and Western North America. Its vivid yellow flowering heads arranged in dome-shaped arrays and versatile uses...

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Side view of Bupleurum americanum, commonly known as American thorow wax with numerous umbelleles of small yellow flowers and grasslike leaves
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 31, 2024
American thorow wax
Bupleurum americanum

Bupleurum americanum, commonly known as American thorow wax is a plant numerous umbelleles of small yellow flowers and grasslike leaves, frequently living in mountainous environments.

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An open flower, bud, stem, and leaves of Moehringia lateriflora, commonly known as bluntleaf sandwort or grove sandwort.
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 31, 2024
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 meadows, spreading from a thin rhizome.

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The white corymbiform flowers of Spiraea stevenii, commonly known as Beauverd spirea or Alaska spirea.
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 26, 2024
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 have traditionally been used to make tea.

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The nodding yellow flowers of Arnica lessingii, commonly known as nodding arnica or Lessing's arnica.
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 23, 2024
Nodding arnica – Arnica lessingii

Nodding arnica (Arnica lessingii) thrives in Alaska's moist habitats, notable for its yellow, nodding flower heads from June to September. This perennial herb is widespread in Alaska, the Yukon, and...

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