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Look for these tall stalks full of purple-to-blue flowers along roadsides and dry slopes. More Details
If you’re walking along the shorelines of Southeast or Southcentral Alaska, you’ll likely see this jaunty purple/magenta flower just above high tide line. More Details
Keep an eye out for this plant. It’s easily identifiable, with broad dissected leaves (like an enormous maple leaf) and a huge umbrella of small white flowers. More Details
Don’t touch the devil’s club! It has its name for a reason. This plant can pack quite the pinch if you grab it for stability as you’re hiking along a forest trail. More Details
You’ll see mats of dwarf dogwood in mossy, wooded areas and into the tundra. More Details
While it’s found statewide in roadsides, meadows, and woods, there’s nothing common about common fireweed. More Details
You may smell it before you see it, but the skunk cabbage’s rather large single yellow flower on a thick stem is a bright spot in marshy areas and forest undergrowth. More Details
This is not your average cultivated geranium – no way! These wooly wildflowers thrive in woods and meadows, from sea-level to alpine tundra. More Details
Take time to smell the (wild) rose - also known as the Arctic rose. More Details
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