Arctic Lupine

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A common sight around Fort Yukon, I first noticed the arctic lupine mid-June. Don’t know what the yellow flowers in the background. Bente suggests they might be hawkweed. Any other thoughts?

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4 thoughts on “Arctic Lupine

  1. They are very beautiful. In Norway they are not native and not wanted for that reason, but spreding everywere. By the way, Dave, I think the yellow ones might not be dandelions, but maybe hawkweed (Hieracium)??

    1. Your right, those aren’t dandelions! Shows how observant I am when I am posting. I’m not convinced they are hawkweed, though. From the pictures I have seen the petals of that flower are tooth-ended. These were rounded; but they aren’t dandelions.

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