Alaskans believe that their state flower , the alpine forget-me-not (Myosotis alpestris) is symbolic of the spirit of the state’s pioneers; after all, they were the ones who originally selected the small, blue-flowering perennial to represent their new home.
9 edible Alaskan plants you didn’t know about White clover. We bet you had no idea white clover blossoms (yes clover as in the three-leafed stuff growing everywhere) are quite delicious and high in protein. Dandelion. Fireweed . Spruce/pine. Birch syrup/bark. Cattails. Ferns . Forget-me-not.
Fireweed gets its name from the fact that it’s among the first plants to pop up in an area after a big fire. It’s a very hearty plant, and the bright pink to purple blooms make it more recognizable than even the Alaska state flower , the Forget-Me-Not.
In Alaska the blooming spikes were about a foot tall in June when I was there . Some species are known as bluebonnets , and grow throughout the state of Texas and other areas in the lower 48. Other species are cultivated as forage and grain legumes.
The Last Frontier
“When it comes to wildlife, Alaska is famous for salmon, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison, puffins, jellyfish, etc. When it comes to scenery, Alaska is famous for glaciers and fjords, mountains, and more lakes, rivers, and waterways than one could dream of.
Alaskan crops Beets. Broccoli. Cabbage. Carrots. Cauliflower. Chard. Dill. Fava bean.
Alaska Flowers Alaska has an abundance of flowers , here are some of the most common. Iris: Monkshood: The common monkshood is a high plant with slim stem and beautiful blue blossoms. Forget-me-not. The Alaska state flower . Fireweed. Bunchberry. Douglas Aster. Salmonberry.
Arctic Tundra Biome . Arctic tundra is a very cold, windy, and treeless biome that’s snow-covered for much of the year. It’s found in the northern hemisphere, encircling the north pole and extending south across parts of Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland, Iceland, and Scandinavia, to the coniferous forests of the taiga .
The bell -shaped flowers of herbaceous climbing plant Clematis cirrhosa ‘ Jingle Bells ‘ flourish in winter when many plants are in a state of a decline, and they add a delicate and sweet scent to winter mornings.
Alaska is home to many mammals besides the iconic polar bear. Other bears include black and brown bears, and other large predators are lynxes and wolves. Many horned herbivores live in Alaska as well, including deer, caribou , moose, elk , bison and reindeer .
Symptoms of poisoning from fireweed include gradual weight loss, jaundice, fluid in the lungs, blindness, sudden death without any other indications, aimless wandering, muscular coordination, twitching of the head muscles, abdominal straining, rectal prolapse, and irritability.
There is actually no law that prohibits picking bluebonnets in Texas , according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. However, in certain areas it may be illegal or dangerous. Also, it’s important to be courteous and take care of the flowers so that all Texans can enjoy them.
Bluebonnet is a name given to any number of purple-flowered species of the genus Lupinus predominantly found in southwestern United States and is collectively the state flower of Texas .
Most bluebonnets are blue and white , but the flowers actually come in varying shades of pink , purple, and white as well. The Barbara Bush Lavender is a selection of the Texas bluebonnet noted for its varying shades of lavender.