Plants of Interior Alaska - Pedicularis

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Plants of Interior Alaska

This summer I traveled around interior Alaska collecting plant ecology data for the National Ecological Observatory Network. This series is compiled of some of the photos I took of plants over the past few months. Note that photos were taken with sometimes ID in mind but, also sometimes aesthetic.

Pedicularis sp.

Pedicularis, common name 'lousewort', is a genus in the Scrophulariaceae family, the same as snapdragons. They are a wildflower that is in bloom in the Alaska interior from late June through early August. There are many varieties - distinguished by their flower color, flower growth form, leaf form, and detailed plant physiology observations. Here are some specimens that I captured on camera this season.

Pedicularis lanata

Collected at Toolik Field station, North Slope, AK.
Pedicularis lanata.jpg

Pedicularis lapponica

Collected at Toolik Field station, North Slope, AK.
Pedicularis lapponica (1).jpg

Pedicularis lapponica (2).jpg

Pedicularis oederi

Collected at Toolik Field station, North Slope, AK. Preserved in the NEON herbarium in Fairbanks, AK.
Pedicularis oederi.jpg

Pedicularis labradorica

Collected at Toolik Field station, North Slope, AK. Preserved in the NEON herbarium in Fairbanks, AK.
Pedicularis labradorica.jpg

Pedicularis capitata

Collected at Toolik Field station, North Slope, AK.
Pedicularis capitata.jpg

Pedicularis sudetica

Collected at Toolik Field station, North Slope, AK.
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