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What

Oeder's Lousewort (Pedicularis oederi)

Observer

ruby_an

Date

July 1, 2022 04:24 PM AKDT

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What

Showy Stickseed (Hackelia venusta)

Observer

walterfertig

Date

May 2022

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What

Drummond's Rockcress (Boechera stricta)

Observer

e_lotsey

Date

May 22, 2017 08:26 PM AKDT

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What

Common Moonwort (Botrychium lunaria)

Observer

glenn22brown

Date

August 29, 2021 12:41 PM AKDT

Description

Pinnae are not strongly overlapping, the the basal pinnae span an arc greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.

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Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis)

Observer

mattlavin

Date

August 7, 2012 10:37 AM MDT

Description

Whitebark pine is common but patchy in occurrence in this area with much variation in the distribution of age-classes (young, middle-aged, and dead and dying comprise most populations) and no (or at least not much in the way of) signs of disease (e.g., blister rust and animal predation of oozing bark). This site lies just north of Pinchot Pass in the the Lake Marjorie basin.

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Wormwoods and Sagebrushes (Genus Artemisia)

Observer

dennisronsse

Date

July 4, 2021 09:10 AM AKDT

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What

Mountain-Avens (Genus Dryas)

Observer

dennisronsse

Date

August 22, 2021 04:44 PM AKDT

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What

Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)

Observer

hawnzd

Date

September 26, 2021 05:53 PM PDT

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Little Green Sedge (Carex viridula)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

June 27, 2021

Description

Growing in a poor fen with Myrica gale. Soils wet, full sun. Spikes 2 or more and differentiated into pistillate and staminate. Stigmas 3. Perigynium bodies and sheaths glabrous. All bracts sheatless. Pistillate spikes globular or short ovoid. Perigynium smooth and beaked. Lower perigynium in each spike at right angles to stem. Tick marks in photo are millimeters.

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What

Heartleaf Twayblade (Neottia cordata)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

May 29, 2021

Description

Shady moist understory of white spruce-paper birch forest. With Linnaea borealis, Cornus canadensis, and Ptilium crista-castrensis.

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Observer

aaronfwells

Date

June 2021

Description

Growing in a poor fen on moist microsites on peat hummocks in full sun. About 40-50 individuals in an ~1/10 of an acre area. Most individuals in full flower, and a few with flowers starting to wither. With Dasiphora floribunda, Ledum decumbens, Festuca altaica, Equisetum fluviatile, Carex limosa, C. gynocrates, Betula nana, Myrica gale, Linnaea borealis, Picea mariana (dwarf), Trichophorum alpinum, Oxycoccus microcarpus, Platanthera dilatatum, P. huronesis, Arctous rubra, Drosera rotundifolia, and Triantha glutinosa.

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What

Northern Pink (Dianthus repens)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

July 16, 2021

Description

Alpine mountain summit. Soils very cobbly and dry. Full sun.

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What

Arctic Wormwood (Artemisia senjavinensis)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

July 2021

Description

Alpine summit of a rounded limestone mountain. Soils dry and extremely rocky and barren/partially vegetated. Full sun.

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Observer

aaronfwells

Date

July 2021

Description

Near the summit of a rounded limestone mountain growing on frost boils in full sun in gravelly-clayey soils; soil moisture ranging from wet to moist.

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Lanceleaf Moonwort (Botrychium lanceolatum)

Observer

sccrrob02

Date

September 18, 2021 12:31 AM UTC

Description

High in a saddle/ pass (close to 5000 feet). Several patches of the same spexcies are all growing in relatively recently disturbed bare soil

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What

Setchell's Willow (Salix setchelliana)

Observer

amy_akillik

Date

June 21, 2020 03:45 PM AKDT

Description

Common on the Knik River gravel bar where I walk nearly every day; endemic to Alaska and Yukon.

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What

Porcupine River Thimbleweed (Pulsatilla multiceps)

Observer

sccrrob02

Date

July 2021

Description

formerly known as anemone drummondii or anemone multiceps

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What

Low Fleabane (Erigeron humilis)

Observer

williwaw

Date

July 8, 2021 08:56 PM UTC

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What

Dandelions (Genus Taraxacum)

Observer

williwaw

Date

July 4, 2021 02:05 PM AKDT

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Giant Moonwort (Botrychium yaaxudakeit)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

August 2020

Description

Growing in a sandy-gravelly inactive alluvial/colluvial fan deposit in the alpine zone. Pinnae strongly overlapping one another and the rachis; basal pinnae spanning an arc greater than 180 degrees; inner margins of the basal pinnae strongly recurved. With Festuca altaica, Solidago multiradiata, Dryas ajanensis, Geum rossii,Botrychium ascendens, Aster sibricus, and Rhytidium rugosum.

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What

Steller's Rock-Brake (Cryptogramma stelleri)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

May 2020

Description

Growing in a crevice in a calcareous rock outcrop near a calcareous seep on a steep south-facing slope. Alpine Tundra best fit given options in Vegetation type (Alaska) drop down list, but partially vegetated is actual vegetation type.

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What

Alaska Rockjasmine (Douglasia alaskana)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

May 2020

Description

Alpine rocky ridge. Growing in rocky, dry soils, and on small ledges on a rocky outcrop. Found 4 individuals. According to "Alpine Plants of the Northwest Wyoming to Alaska" by Pojar and MacKinnon, the flowers of this plant start out pink/purple but later on in the summer they turn white.

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What

Sparrow's-egg Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium passerinum)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

June 2020

Place

Alaska, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Calcareous fen, on microhighs. Soils moist. With Dryas integrifolia, Amerorchis rotundifolia, Platanthera huronensis.

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What

White Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

July 28, 2020 06:58 PM AKDT

Description

Poor fen, soils peaty and wet. With Rubus chamaemorus, Picea mariana (stunted), Drosera rotundifolia, Empetrum nigrum, and Vaccinium uliginosum.

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Bristle-stalked Sedge (Carex leptalea)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

July 10, 2020 08:38 PM AKDT

Description

Growing in a poor fen. Soils wet and organic-rich. With Picea marinana (stunted), Myrica gale, Drosera rotundifolia, Triglochin palustris, Triantha glutinosa, and Campylium stellatum.

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Bog Adder's-mouth Orchid (Hammarbya paludosa)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

August 2020

Description

Bog. Wet, organic soils. Very diminutive and difficult to see. Ranging in height from 3 to 10 cm. Found 3 individuals, one of which had a damaged upper part of the stem. It appeared maybe a moose had stepped on it. With Chamaedaphne calyculata, Myrica gale, Spiranthes romanzoffiana, Drosera rotundifolia, Carex rotundata, Carex pauciflora, Juncus triglumis, and Sphagnum squarrosum.

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What

Lesser Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera repens)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

August 2, 2020

Description

Growing in the understory of an open mixed white spruce-paper birch-aspen forest. Soils moist. With Betula neoalaskana, Picea glauca, Populus tremuloides, Cornus canadensis, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Linnaea borealis, Pleurozium schreberi, Ptilium crista-castrensis, and Peltigera leucophlebia.

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What

Pale Poppy (Papaver alboroseum)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

August 2020

Description

Alpine scree slope. Soils dry, and sandy-gravelly. Elevation = 5,600 ft. Several dall sheep beds in the area. With Epilobium latifolium, Saxifraga bronchialis, Trisetum spicatum, and Ranunculus grayi.

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What

Fringed Rocktripe Lichen (Umbilicaria cylindrica)

Observer

aaronfwells

Date

September 13, 2020 12:04 PM AKDT

Description

Growing on alpine summit of South Suicide Peak on metamorphic boulders. 5,007 feet elevation. Full sun, very dry. With several other Umbilicaria spp. and crustose lichens. Tick marks in photo with scale are millimeters.

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