Alaskan wildflowers 2014 trip
   
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In June 2014, I spent three weeks in Alaska. This page shows some of the wildflowers I encountered during the trip. These photos were shot hand-held, or using a monopod, and thus the image quality is not necessary great. Notwithstanding the quality, I decided to upload a few of them. The wildflowers were mainly observed in the Denali NP region and on the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska. Interestingly, many of the plant species I came across in Alaska have a circumpolar distribution and can also be found in northern Europe and Norway, including in Finnmark county and around Bodø in Northern Norway. Please keep in mind that some of the species on these pages may have been given wrong names, as I am no expert on the local flora.

Some St. Paul Island (Pribilof Island) wildflowers can be seen here.

 

 

Whiplash Saxifrage (Saxifraga setigera) Denali NP, June 22, 2014. A similar-looking saxifrage, Broadsepal Saxifrage (trådsildre: Saxifraga platysepala), can be found in Norway (Svalbard) and other regions across the High Arctic. They were earlier considered Saxifraga flagellaris subspecies

Whiplash Saxifrage (Saxifraga setigera), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

 

Three-Toothed Saxifrage (Saxifraga tricuspidata), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

Three-Toothed Saxifrage (Saxifraga tricuspidata), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

 

Reflexed Saxifrage (Saxifraga reflexa), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

Reflexed Saxifrage (Saxifraga reflexa), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

 

Matted Saxifrage (Saxifraga bronchialis ssp. austromontana), Denali NP, June 22, 2014. The spots on the petals are yellow towards the base, and reddish or purplish distally

Hawkweed-Leaved Saxifrage (Micranthes hieracifolia), Denali NP, June 23, 2014

 

Hawkweed-Leaved Saxifrage (Micranthes hieracifolia), Denali NP, June 23, 2014 (Stivsildre)

Virginia Glasswort (Salicornia depressa), Kenai Flats tidal marshes, June 28, 2014

 

Tundra Rose (Dasiphora fruticosa), Denali NP, June 21, 2014 (buskmure)

Moss Campion (Silene acaulis ssp. acaulis), Denali NP, June 22, 2014 (fjellsmelle)

 

Sweetflower Rockjasmine (Androsace chamaejasme), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

Narcissus-flowered Anemone (Anemone narcissiflora), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

 

Narcissus-flowered Anemone (Anemone narcissiflora), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

Yellow Anemone/Yellow Thimbleweed (Anemone richardsonii), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

 

Yellow Anemone (Anemone richardsonii), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis), Hatcher Pass, June 19, 2014

 

Arctic Indian Paintbrush, also called Unalaska Paintbrush (Castilleja unalaschcensis), Hatcher Pass, June 19, 2014

Marsh Labrador Tea (Ledum palustre), Denali Highway, June 20, 2014 (finnmarkspors)

 

Yellow Pond-Lily (Nuphar lutea), Kenai Peninsula

Capitate Lousewort (Pedicularis capitata), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

 

Whorled Lousewort (Pedicularis verticillata), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

Ledge Stonecrop (Rhodiola integrifolia), Denali NP, June 22, 2014 (rosenrot art)

 

Lapland Rosebay (Rhododendron lapponicum), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

Arctic Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja unalaschcensis), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

 

Tall Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium acutiflorum), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

Alaska Tall Bluebell (Mertensia paniculata), Denali June 22, 2014

 

Oysterleaf (Mertensia maritima), Homer, June 26, 2014 (østersurt)

Most likely Snow/Frigid Arnica (Arnica frigida), Denali NP, June 22, 2014

 

Most likely Snow Arnica (Arnica frigida), Denali NP, June 23, 2014

Most likely Snow Arnica (Arnica frigida), Denali NP, June 23, 2014

 

Alpine Sweetvetch (Hedysarum alpinum), Denali NP, June 23, 2014

Arctic Raspberry (Rubus arcticus), Denali June 22, 2014 (åkerbær)

 

Net-Leaved Willow (Salix reticulata), Denali June 22, 2014 (rynkevier)

Tundra Milkvetch (Astragalus umbellatus), Denali NP, June 23, 2014

 

Arctic Yellow Violet (Viola biflora), Denali NP, June 22, 2014 (fjellfiol)

Green False Hellebore (Veratrum viride), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014 (nyserot-art)

 

Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

Entireleaf Mountain Avens (Dryas integrifolia), Denali NP, June 21, 2014

 

Entireleaf Mountain Avens (Dryas integrifolia), Denali NP, June 21, 2014

Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala), Denali NP, June 22, 2014 (reinrose)

 

Typical alpine meadow in Denali National Park, June 23, 2014

Arctic Sandwort (Minuartia arctica), Denali NP, June 21, 2014

 

Drummond's Cinquefoil (Potentilla drummondii), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

Silverweed Cinquefoil (Argentina anserina), Potter Marsh, Anchorage, June 25, 2014

 

Fries' Pussytoes (Antennaria friesiana)?, Denali NP, June 22, 2014

Subalpine fleabane (Erigeron peregrinus), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

 

Subalpine fleabane (Erigeron peregrinus), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

Woolly Geranium (Geranium erianthum), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

 

Arctic Lupine (Lupinus arcticus), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

Anemone with green sepals, probably a Narcissus-flowered Anemone (Anemone narcissiflora), Denali NP, June 23, 2014. A similar-looking Narcissus-flowered Anemone with green sepals has been reported here.

 

Sedge species (Carex sp.), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014

Alaska Blueberry (Vaccinium alaskaense), Denali NP, June 23, 2014

 

Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis), Denali NP, June 22, 2014 (engkarse)

Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa), Crow Creek Historic Gold Mine, July 1, 2014

 

Dwarf Fireweed (Chamerion latifolium), Crow Creek Historic Gold Mine, July 1, 2014

Alaska Cottongras (Eriophorum sp.), Homer, June 26, 2014

 

Wild Chives (Allium schoenoprasum), Turnagain Pass, June 30, 2014 (sibirgraslauk)

Alpine Azalea (Loiseleuria procumbens), Denali NP, June 23, 2014 (greplyng)

 

Alpine Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis alpestris), Denali NP, June 23, 2014 (alpeforglemmegei)

Alpine Milkvetch (Astragalus alpinus), Denali NP, June 23, 2014

 

Seep Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus), Homer, June 26, 2014

Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus ssp. maritimus), Katmai NP, June 27, 2014 (strandflatbelg)

 

Wild Flag Iris (Iris setosa), Reflections Lake, Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Mat-Su Valley, June 19, 2014

Water Arum (Calla palustris), Anchorage (myrkongle)

 

Common Mare's Tail (Hippuris vulgaris), Potter Marsh, Anchorage (hesterumpe)

Seaside Ragwort (Senecio pseudoarnica), Homer, June 26, 2014

 

Parsnip (Heracleum sp.), Homer, June 26, 2014

Parsnip with a Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis), Hallo Bay, Katmai NP, June 27, 2014

 

White Spruce (Picea glauca) with a Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea), Girdwood, July 1, 2014