Meadow bistort – Bistorta officinalis
Posted by Lee Petersen | August 12, 2021
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
Posted by Lee Petersen | August 9, 2021
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 in cold climates.

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Snow cinquefoil flowering in the Alaska interior
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 24, 2021
Snow Cinquefoil – Potentilla nivea

Snow cinquefoil is a yellow-flowering plant that grows in rocky soils. It has deeply toothed leaves ternately divided (three leaflets) and 5 yellow petals.

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Purple bittercress – Cardamine purpurea
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 13, 2021
Purple bittercress – Cardamine purpurea

Purple bittercress (or purple cress) is a small perennial herb with densely packed, 4-petaled purple flowers, mostly found in Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

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Oeder’s Lousewort – Pedicularis oederi
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 8, 2021
Oeder’s Lousewort – Pedicularis oederi

Oeder's lousewort (Pedicularis oederi) is a yellow-flowering plant, often with a crimson-tipped hood on the top petal. It grows in taiga and open meadows.

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Fewflower fumewort – Corydalis pauciflora
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 6, 2021
Fewflower fumewort – Corydalis pauciflora

The fewflower fumewort is a blue or purple flowering plant with a cluster of showy, tubular flowers. It's found across Asia, Alaska, and northwestern Canada.

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Alaska boykinia flower in the Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 4, 2021
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 wet soils.

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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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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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