Northern Jacob’s Ladder – Polemonium boreale
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 28, 2020
Northern Jacob’s Ladder – Polemonium boreale

Northern Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium boreale) is a small perennial herb with purple or blue flowers and hairy pinnate leaves. It is somewhat rare, growing in alpine, rocky areas.

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Largeflowered Wintergreen
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 16, 2020
Largeflowered Wintergreen – Pyrola grandiflora

The largeflowered wintergreen (Pyrola grandiflora) is an evergreen perennial with circumboreal distribution. It has a long stem with a raceme of 4-12 white, 5-petaled flowers.

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Arctic sweet coltsfoot – Petasites frigidus
Posted by Lee Petersen | November 18, 2020
Arctic sweet coltsfoot – Petasites frigidus

Arctic sweet coltsfoot is a white-flowering plant with many flowering heads. It is found in northern latitudes in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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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 death camas – Anticlea elegans
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 20, 2020
Mountain death camas – Anticlea elegans

Mountain death camas is a lily-like white flowering plant in moist grasslands. The whole plant is very toxic to humans and livestock.

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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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Arctic Daisy – Chrysanthemum arcticum
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 8, 2020
Arctic Daisy – Chrysanthemum arcticum

The arctic daisy (Chrysanthemum arcticum) is a 10-45 cm (4-18 in) tall perennial herb with white ray florets and yellow disk florets.

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Bitter fleabane – Erigeron acris
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 3, 2020
Bitter fleabane – Erigeron acris

Bitter fleabane or blue fleabane is a flowering herbaceous plant with many small, purple flowers. It goes to seed like a dandelion with many fine white filaments.

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Arctic willow in the White Mountains in the Alaska interior
Posted by Lee Petersen | August 28, 2020
Arctic willow – Salix arctica

Arctic willow is a creeping dwarf shrub with catkins that are absent of sepals or petals. It is distributed throughout the arctic, including Alaska.

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Common yarrow flower in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | August 26, 2020
Common Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

Common yarrow is a tall, weedy plant with a dense cluster of small, white flowers at the head. It may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and has traditionally been used...

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