Flowers of Alaska
Many people think of Alaska as this cold barren place where nothing grows. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even the arctic tundra has a brief but glorious flowering season.
YELLOW BIRCH is food as well as a medicine for people in Alaska.The sap is drunk directly from the tree as a beverage and spring tonic and used on boils and sores as a medicine. Sap can also be rendered into syrup, or fermented into wine. It also has many medicinal uses. Plus... Birch bark makes brown dye for skins. It is used for tannin. Leaves of B. nana are said to dye a better yellow than common birch. And for 'Wintergreen Tea' from the barkand twigs which are available throughout the year.
Foliage in Petersburg, AK
Domestic Straw Flowers in Alaska