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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Alaskan Outdoor Plant Identification MEGATHON!

Your rugged hero, Richard Dreyfuss Teen Idol, has returned from 8 months in the Wilderness in coastal South-Central Alaska:

Hello, folks. I just spent 8 months on an island in Prince William Sound. I have a variety of plant pictures to share with you here. Anything in any photograph is up for identification. There's only a couple that I think I can say I know for sure, and I want conformation on that. Like I said, any specimen in a frame is fair game! Let the feast begin!!
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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:41 PM
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Re: Alaskan Outdoor Plant Identification MEGATHON!

4 + 5 Lupine, try Lupinus articus.

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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Re: Alaskan Outdoor Plant Identification MEGATHON!

12 + 13 red flowered plant reminds me of Rhodendron camchaticum, but not sure. An opened flower would help.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:39 PM
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Re: Alaskan Outdoor Plant Identification MEGATHON!

8/9 - Cornus canadensis
11 - Trientalis borealis
12/13 - Vaccinium uliginosus or its relatives
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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:52 PM
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Re: Alaskan Outdoor Plant Identification MEGATHON!

#2 is Sphagnum moss.

The yellow flower in the foreground of #10 looks like Subalpine buttercup (Ranunculus eschscholtzii) or similar. I'd want to see a closeup of the white ones before even guessing; the purple ones are the Lupines again.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Re: Alaskan Outdoor Plant Identification MEGATHON!

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The yellow flower in the foreground of #10 looks like Subalpine buttercup (Ranunculus eschscholtzii) or similar. I'd want to see a closeup of the white ones before even guessing; the purple ones are the Lupines again.
It might be some Geum, say Geum calthifolium, as leaves are suggesting.

And white flowers belong to something from Ericaceae (Vaccinium or Andromeda). Also a couple of Cornus plants with white bracts. Rich picture!
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Old December 21st, 2009, 01:36 AM
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Re: Alaskan Outdoor Plant Identification MEGATHON!

#4 may be Lupinus nootkatensis rather than L. arcticus.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 12:23 PM
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May be Michael. Both are here http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/ShowDBImag...&genus=Lupinus A closeup of the calyx or number of leaflets might help distinguish between them.

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