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    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.


    Flowers of Alaska

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    Devil's club might help leukemia patients, study suggests | Alaska Dispatch

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    Salmon Berries (Rubus spectabilis) and Alaska Blueberries (Vaccinium ovalifolium), both delicious berries that grow wild in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska

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    Love the Lupin

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    More Arctic cotton.

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    ripe, red, high bush cranberries, Prince William Sound, Alaska | Patrick J. Endres

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    Alaska Salmon Poppy by MarculescuEugenIancuD60Alaska

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    A Himalayan Blue poppy I photographed in girdwood Alaska, love the color so much

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    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.

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    Fireweed

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    Arctic Wintergreen

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    Arctic Bell Heather

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    Purple Siberian Aster

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    Moss Campion

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    Frigid Shooting Star, a member of the Primrose famiky

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    Alaska Spring Beauty is a delicate white and pink flower among green foilage.

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    Alpine Hawksbears n Gtaes of the Arctic National Park

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    Lapland Rosebay, rhododendron lapponicum, is a member of the Heath family.

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    False Asphodel, native to Alaska

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    "Squirrel Tail Grass, Alaska“

    Squirrel Tail Grass, Alaska

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    Foliage in Petersburg, AK

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    Photo Gallery - Pictures of Alaska's Capital City | Juneau CVB

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    "Bluebells, Denali National Park, Alaska," by luthor522, via Flickr

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    Domestic Straw Flowers in Alaska

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    Alaska ~~ Fiddle Head Fern. Food delicacy frequently served at an Alaskan potluck. (Unrolling fiddle-head fern.)

    Fiddle Head Fern I Alaska Travel Photos

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    Cranberries, Denali National Park, Alaska

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