Pink Mountain Flowers

Erigeron humilis 300
The rare plants of Pink Mountain are emphasized on this website but those are just the beginning of the botanical treats that the enthusiast may find here.

Because of its unique combination of latitude and altitude Pink Mountain supports an extensive range of arctic and alpine plants and provides conditions that allow species to survive on the tundra that normally grow in more benign conditions at lower elevations. The growing season on the tundra is very short. Thus all the plants are forced to flower at the same time. A single visit during the last week in June or the first week in July will allow a botanical enthusiast to see almost everything.                                             Please enjoy the examples below! (Please wait for slide show to load)

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  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Northern Monkshood -----------Aconitum delphinifolium</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Pale Agoseris ------------------------Agoseris glauca</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Northern Rock Jasmine -------Androsace septentrionalis</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>One-headed Pussytoes ----------Antennaria monocephala </strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Alpine Arnica ----------------------Arnica angustifolia</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Nodding Arnica --------------------Arnica lessingii</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Mountain Bluebell -----------------Campanula lasiocarpa</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Arctic bellflower ------------------ Campanula uniflora</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Four-angled Mountain-heather  Cassiope tetragona</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Western Paintbrush --------------Castillega occidentalis</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Rosy Paintbrush -----------------Castilleja rhexifolia</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Frog Orchid -----------------------Coeloglossum viride</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Pale Coralroot --------------------Corallorhiza trifida</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Bunchberry -----------------------Cornus canadesis</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Mountain Avens ------------------Dryas octopetala</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Fireweed ------------------- Chamaenerion angustifolium</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>River Beauty ---------------------Epilobium latifolium</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Smooth Gentian -----------------Gentiana glauca</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Moss Gentian --------------------Gentiana prostrata</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Labrador Tea ------------Ledum palustre ssp decumbens</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Heartleaf Twayblade -----------Listera cordata</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Arctic Lupine -------------------Lupinus arcticus</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Alpine Forget-me-not ---Myosotis alpestris ssp asiatica</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Arctic Poppy -------------------Papaver radicatum </strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Arctic Poppy -------------------Papaver radicatum </strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Arctic Poppy -------------------Papaver radicatum </strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Kotzebue's Grass of Parnassus	-Parnassia kotzebuei</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Capitate Lousewort ----------Pedicularis capitata</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Labrador Lousewort ---------Pedicularis labradorica</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Wooley Lousewort ----------Pedicularis lanata</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Oeder’s Lousewort -----------Pedicularis oederi</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>White Spruce -----------------Picea glauca</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Tall Jacob's Ladder ---------Polemonium acutiflorum</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Northern Jacob’s Ladder --Polemonium boreale</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Shrubby Cinquefoil --------Dasiphora fruticosa</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Snow cinquefoil ------------Potentilla nivea</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Alpine Cinquefoil ------- --Potentilla villosa</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Arctic Wintergreen --------Pyrola grandiflora</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Birdfoot Buttercup --------Ranunculus pedatifidus</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Lapland Rosebay ----------Rhododendron lapponicum</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Lapland Rosebay ----------Rhododendron lapponicum</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Whiplash Saxifrage --------Saxifraga flagellaris</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Whiplash Saxifrage --------Saxifraga flagellaris</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Whiplash Saxifrage --------Saxifraga flagellaris</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Three-tooth Saxifrage -----Saxifraga tricuspidata</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Three-tooth Saxifrage -----Saxifraga tricuspidata</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Sedum -----------------------Sedum lanceolatum</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Moss Campion -------------Silene acaulis</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Moss Campion -------------Silene acaulis</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Arctic Campion -------------Silene involucrata</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Nodding Campion ----------Silene involucrata</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Long-stalked starwort ------Stellaria longipes</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Horned Dandelion ---------Taraxacum ceratophorum</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Lingonberry---------------- Vaccinium vitis-idaea</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>False Hellebore -------------Veratrum viride</strong></em></span></div><p></p>
  • <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #aed86e;"><em><strong>Elegant Death Camas ------Zigadenus elegans</strong></em></span></div><p></p>