Cypripedium guttatum spotted lady’s slipper
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 21, 2024
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 flower. It is found in northwestern North America,...

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The blue flowers of pale gentian (Gentiana glauca) in the White Mountain National Recreation Area, Alaska.
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 25, 2024
Pale gentian (Gentiana glauca)

Pale gentian (Gentiana glauca), sometimes known as glaucus gentian, is a small blue flower growing from a short rhizome and erect stem. It typically lives in moist soils and in...

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The flower of yellow marsh saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus) with 5 yellow petals and orange proximal spots.
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 18, 2024
Yellow Marsh Saxifrage – Saxifraga hirculus

Yellow marsh saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus) is a yellow flowering perennial forb/herb that lives in wet soils in arctic-alpine habitats. It's often identified by the numerous orange spots proximally located on...

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Field locoweed – Oxytropis campestris
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 18, 2023
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 like in river bars or roadsides. It is...

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The white flowering common alplily
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 13, 2023
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 leaves found in alpine and subalpine areas.

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Yellowstone draba – Draba incerta
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 10, 2023
Yellowstone draba – Draba incerta

Detailed information about Yellowstone draba (Draba incerta), a tufted perennial herb from North America. Learn about its unique features, historical uses, potential toxicity, and its distribution across various habitats. From...

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Water arum – Calla palustris
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 16, 2021
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 and can be dangerous to pets when planted...

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Western Columbine – Aquilegia formosa
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 11, 2021
Western Columbine – Aquilegia formosa

The western columbine is a plant with a showy red and yellow flower found in moist soils in the western United States and Canada.

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Woolly Geranium – Geranium erianthum
Posted by Lee Petersen | October 4, 2020
Woolly Geranium – Geranium erianthum

The woolly geranium (or northern geranium, cranesbill) is a tall purple-flowered perennial native to Alaska, parts of Canada, and Asia. Photos and identification info.

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Mountain harebell – Campanula lasiocarpa
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 11, 2020
Mountain harebell – Campanula lasiocarpa

Mountain harebell is a small, flowering alpine plant typically 5-15 cm (2-6 in) tall. The flower is a solitary violet upright bell about 2.5-4 cm (1-1.5 inches) long.

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