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Viola 'sorbet coconut duet'

Added on 15 Dec, 2008 | 3 photos

A small flowered variety, this was bought at a local superstore as a sixpack to let seed out on the driveway to ...


Wild: Arnica

Added on 15 Apr, 2010 | 3 photos

Genus: Arnica.
Species: Arnica montana.

Wild in dry disturbed areas in the flats, this lovely and picky plant spreads quickly where it chooses. Not the...


Wild: Cotton Grass

Added on 11 Apr, 2010 | 2 photos

Genus: Eriophorum.
Species: Eriophorum vaginatum.

Wild cotton grass can be found in any wet and boggy area in Alaska. More species as well, but in the interior w...


Wild: Dog Rose

Added on 15 Apr, 2010 | 1 photo

Genus: Rosa.
Species: rosa acicularis.

This is a common pink wild rose but we have so much and the flowering display in Alaska so wonderful it is well ...


Wild: High-bush Cranberry

Added on 15 Apr, 2010 | 1 photo

Genus: Viburnum.
Species: Viburnum edule.

Wild in the upper hills beneath the deciduous trees, this cranberry is a handing vitamin C source as the berries...


Wild: Jacobs Ladder

Added on 15 Apr, 2010 | 2 photos

Genus: Polemonium.
Species: Polemonium pulcherrimum.

A nice wild Jacobs Ladder in interior Alaska. Seems there are two forms. This one with larger flowers and peta...


Wild: Labrador Tea

Added on 15 Apr, 2010 | 3 photos

Genus: Rhododendron.
Species: Rhododendron subarcticum.

This is everywhere here in the interior. One of the most common sights you'll see in the flats. It is a r...


Wild: Rhubarb (alaska)

Added on 15 Apr, 2010 | 1 photo

Genus: Polygonum.
Species: Polygonum alaskanum.

Strong tuberous wild plant that grows to 6ft tall with big hanging white seedheads through the later summer. Le...


Wild: Yarrow

Added on 15 Apr, 2010 | 1 photo

Genus: Achillea.
Species: Achillea millefolium.

This wild member of our flora is very tall and bright in a garden situation and returns each year in place so yo...


Wild: Goldenrod

Added on 11 Apr, 2010 | 2 photos

Genus: Solidago.
Species: Solidago canadensis.

Wild in the dry mosses and disturbed places along the sunny lowland or river flat, the goldenrod is a common sum...