Wooly lousewort – Pedicularis kanei
Woolly lousewort – Pedicularis kanei

One of the early blooming wildflowers in Alaska, this pinkish flower is frequently seen in late May or early June in the Alaska interior.

Alaska Cotton – Eriophorum
Alaska Cotton – Eriophorum

Most species are between 30-60 cm (12-24 in) tall with a drooping head of cotton that is whitish in color. The cotton fibers release in...

Moss campion – Silene acaulis
Moss campion – Silene acaulis

Moss campion is a cushion-like plant with 6-12mm (1/4-1/2 in) diameter, pink or whitish-pink 5-petal flowers, and 10 stamens.

Larkspur – Delphinium glaucum
Larkspur – Delphinium glaucum

The larkspur is a tall, single stem flowering plant that grows 3-6 ft (0.9-1.8 m) in height with spurred, purple flowers. Toxic to people and...

Common Fireweed – Chamaenerion angustifolium
Common Fireweed – Chamaenerion angustifolium

Fireweed's common name comes from the fact that it can revegetate quickly after forest fires. Each flower is symmetrical about the vertical axis, with the...

Northern Kittentails – Synthyris borealis
Northern Kittentails – Synthyris borealis

Northern Kittentails is a small, purple flower about 2-3 cm in diameter. They mostly grow individually in rocky, alpine areas, or in clusters of 2-3...

Arctic Primrose – Primula eximia
Arctic Primrose – Primula eximia

The Arctic primrose tends to live in very wet soil and stream beds. It grows to be about 10-12 cm tall. It has 5 lobed...

Narcissus-flowered Anemone – Anemone narcissiflora
Narcissus-flowered Anemone – Anemone narcissiflora

The Narcissus-flowered anemone typically has 4-10 white sepals and somewhat hairy, basal leaves. It grows up to 60 cm (23 inches) tall on a long...