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High quality close ups Alaska wildflower photos. Use this app to set your phones wallpaper. More pictures coming soon.The bouquet:Cow ParsnipFire weedButtercupDandelionPurple LupinePink LupineForget-me-notWild RoseSkunk CabbageBeach PeaMountain AshShooting StarChocolate LilyWild IrisImage captions: Chocolate lilies and nootka lupine line the local Juneau golf course. Spring dandelions grace the shore of Auke Bay in Juneau, Alaska. In Southeast Alaska spring cannot be far behind when the skunk cabbage blooms. Beautiful dandelions are everywhere the first week of May in Southeast Alaska. Nootka lupine shows shades of violet, pink, and deep purple depending on when it blooms. Dandelions are not only beautiful but edible too. The western buttercup blooms in alpine meadows. A stand of lupine on the shores of Point Louisa near Juneau, Alaska A bee visits a field of lupine spreading pollen and assuring a new crop the next year. In Southeast Alaska dandelions can grow up to two feet tall and three inches in diameter. Cow parsnip and fireweed put on an amazing show in Late June and July. Spring shoots of fireweed and cow parsnip can be eaten if care is taken in prepration. Care must be taken when wandering among these beautiful cow parsnip plants. The sap can cause a severe burn especially on sunny days. A lone cow parsnip blossom catches the light. Lupine is thought to have originated in Egypt. Historically the bulb of the chocolate lily were an important source of starchy food. Lovely shooting stars are among the first spring flowers in wetlands. Hybrid fancy lupine comes in many colors. Lupine, butter cups and chocolate lilies provide a stunning foreground for the mountains of Southeast Alaska. Beach grass catches the late afternoon light. An otherwise unremarkable shrub catches the light to make a lovely photograph. A dandelion head is a thing of beauty when viewed up close. Beach cinquefoil is one of many flowering plants growing along the beaches of Southeast Alaska. The elegant beach pea grows on most Southeast Alaska shores, but is not edible. Fireweed blossoms are edible and make a colorful addition to salads. Bees and hummingbirds depend on the massive fields of fireweed. These two showy beautiful flowers are often found together. Large stands of iris grace meadows and fields in Southeast Alaska. Wild iris is a beautiful stand alone flower or as a show of flowers. Wild iris, snow capped mountains, and blue skies make an unforgettable day and a beautiful photograph. A single head of cow parsnip is composed of hundreds of tiny flowers. Chocolate lilies can have a strong unpleasant oder, but are always pleasant to view. A colorful variety of leaves is found among rocks on a beach. The lowly butter cup adds a spot of color, but can be quite invasive in yards and gardens. The forget-me-not is the Alaska state flower.
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