Alaskan Outdoor Plant Identification MEGATHON!

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  1. Richard Dreyfuss Teen Idol

    Richard Dreyfuss Teen Idol Active Member

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    Your rugged hero, Richard Dreyfuss Teen Idol, has returned from 8 months in the Wilderness in coastal South-Central Alaska:

    Hello, folks. I just spent 8 months on an island in Prince William Sound. I have a variety of plant pictures to share with you here. Anything in any photograph is up for identification. There's only a couple that I think I can say I know for sure, and I want conformation on that. Like I said, any specimen in a frame is fair game! Let the feast begin!!
     

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    4 + 5 Lupine, try Lupinus articus.
     
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    12 + 13 red flowered plant reminds me of Rhodendron camchaticum, but not sure. An opened flower would help.
     
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    8/9 - Cornus canadensis
    11 - Trientalis borealis
    12/13 - Vaccinium uliginosus or its relatives
     
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    #2 is Sphagnum moss.

    The yellow flower in the foreground of #10 looks like Subalpine buttercup (Ranunculus eschscholtzii) or similar. I'd want to see a closeup of the white ones before even guessing; the purple ones are the Lupines again.
     
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    It might be some Geum, say Geum calthifolium, as leaves are suggesting.

    And white flowers belong to something from Ericaceae (Vaccinium or Andromeda). Also a couple of Cornus plants with white bracts. Rich picture!
     
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    #4 may be Lupinus nootkatensis rather than L. arcticus.
     
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