Pedicularis kanei - woolly lousewort
Pedicularis kanei - woolly lousewort on the way to the Arctic Circle. Photo by B.Koltun

Guides to Alaska Flora

Alaska & Yukon Wild Flower Guide. Fourth Edition. White, H.A and M. Williams. 2000. Graphic Arts Books, Portland, Oregon.

Alaska Rare Plant Field Guide. Lipkin, R. and D.F. Murray. 1997. Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska. Online at http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/botany/alaska-rare-plant-field-guide/

Alaska Trees and Shrubs. Second Edition. Viereck, L.A. and E.L. Little Jr. 2007. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Alaska’s Mushrooms: A Practical Guide. First Edition. Parker, H. 1994. Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage, Portland.

Alaska’s Wild Berries and Berry-like Fruit. First Edition. Pratt, V. 1995. Alaskakrafts, Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaska’s Wild Plants: A Guide to Alaska’s Edible Harvest. First Edition. Eaten, J.C. 2003. Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage, Portland.

Alutiiq Plantlore: An ethnobotany of the Peoples of Nanwalek and Port Graham, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Russell, Priscilla N. 2011. ANKN Press, Fairbanks, Alaska. (Available for purchase at http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/publications/)

Anderson’s Flora of Alaska and Adjacent Parts of Canada. First Edition. Anderson, J.P. 1974. Brigham Young University Press, Provo, Utah. Online at http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Welsh-Flora-of-AK-reduced-size-file.pdf.

Common Edible Seaweeds in the Gulf of Alaska. First Edition. Garza, D. 2005. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Common Interior Alaska Cryptogams. First Edition. Seppelt, R.D. and G.A. Laursen. 2009. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Cooperative Extension Articles on Native Plants, Horticulture and Home Gardening in Alaska. Online at http://www.uaf.edu/ces/pubs/catalog/detail/index.xml?subtopic=Horticulture%20and%20Home%20Gardening

Discovering Wild Plants: Alaska, Western Canada, Northwest. First Edition. Schofield, J.J. 2003. Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage, Portland.

Familiar Plants of Coastal Alaska - A Guide To Identification. First Edition. MacLean, S. 2010. Greatland Graphics. Anchorage, Alaska.

Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers Commonly Seen Along Highways and Byways. First Edition. Pratt, V.E. 1989. Alaskakrafts, Anchorage, Alaska.

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska. First Edition. Lindeberg M.R. and S.C. Lindstrom. 2010. Alaska Sea Grant, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants. First Edition. Hulten, E. 1968. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California.

Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+ 16+ Volumes. New York and Oxford.

Flora of the Pacific Northwest, An Illustrated Manual. Second Edition. Hitchcock, C.L. and A. Cronquist. 1976. University of Washington Press. Seattle, Washington.

Flora of the Russian Arctic, Volumes 1 - 3. Translation of Flora Arctica URSS, Tolmachev, A.I., J.G. Packer and G.C.D. Griffiths. 1996. The University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta.

Flora of the Yukon Territory. Second Edition. Cody, W.J. 2000. National Research Council of Canada Press, Ottawa, Ontario.

Identification of Non-native Plants in Alaska. Flagstad, L. and H. Cortés-Burns. 2012. Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska. Online at http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ID-of-Non-Native-Plants-in-AK-5.3.2012.2.pdf

Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Douglas, G.W., G.B. Straley, D.V. Meidinger and J. Pojar. 1998. Volumes 1-8. B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks and B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria, British Columbia.

Introduction to common native & potentially invasive freshwater plants in Alaska. Center for Lakes and Reservoirs at Portland State University. 2009. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program and Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Available online at: http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/invasive/pdf/AK_Aquatic_Plants_full.pdf

Invasive Plants of Alaska. First Edition. AKEPIC - Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse. 2005. Alaska Association of Conservation Districts Publication, Anchorage, Alaska.

Invasiveness Ranking of 50 Non-Native Plant Species for Alaska. Nawrocki, T., H. Klein, M. Carlson, L. Flagstad, J. Conn, R. DeVelice, A. Grant, G. Graziano, B. Million, and W. Rapp. Report prepared for the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts. Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska. Online at http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Invasiveness-Ranking-of-50-Non-Native-Plant-Species-for-Alaska_Online-Size_012012.pdf

Kellutellra Alaska-M ungalaqlirnera eniaritulinun itrallerkaaneng kass’at yup’itt-llu qaneryariatgun / Protecting southwestern Alaska from invasive species, a guide in the English and Yup’ik language. Multiple authors. 2012. United States Forest Service and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Available online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r10/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5348056

Medicinal flora of the Alaska Natives: a compilation of knowledge from literary sources of Aleut, Alutiiq, Athabascan, Eyak, Haida, Inupiat, Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Yupik traditional healing methods using plants. Garibaldi, A. 1999. Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska. Online at http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Garibaldi_1999_Med_Flora.pdf

Mosses Lichens and Ferns of Northwest North America. Reprint Edition. Vitt, D.H., J.E. Marsh and R.B. Bovey. 2007. Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Plant Lore of an Alaskan Island: Foraging in the Kodiak Archipelago. Second Edition. Graham, F.K. 2011. Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana.

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. First Edition. Pojar, J. and R.B. Bovey. 2007. Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Plants That We Eat Nauriat Niginaqtuat. Second Edition. Jones, A. 2010. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Selected Invasive Plants of Alaska. AKEPIC - Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse. 2004. Alaska Association of Conservation Districts Publication, Anchorage, Alaska. Online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5320150.pdf.

The Alaska-Yukon Wild Flower Guide. Second Edition. Editors of Alaska Magazine. 1982. Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, Anchorage, Alaska.

The Alaska Vegetation Classification. L.A. Viereck, C.T. Dryness, A.R. Batten and K.J. Wenzlick. 1992. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-286 Online at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/pnw_gtr286/pnw_gtr286a.pdf.

The Genus Salix in the Alaska and the Yukon. Argus, G.W. 1973. National Museums of Canada, Ottawa. Online at http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Argus-2001-Salix-reduced-size-file.pdf.

Wetland Sedges of Alaska. Tande, G. and R. Lipkin. 2003. Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska. Online at http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2003-Tande-and-Lipkin-Sedges-all.pdf

Wildflowers Along the Alaska Highway. First Edition. Pratt, V. 1991. Alaskakrafts, Anchorage, Alaska.

Wildflowers And Other Plant Life Of The Kodiak Archipelago. First Edition. Studebaker, S. 2010. Sense of Place Press, Kodiak, Alaska.

Wildflowers of Alaska. First Edition. Heller, C. 1966. The Odyssey Press, New York, New York.

Wildflowers of Denali National Park. First Edition. Pratt, V.E. and F.G. Pratt. 1993. Alaskakrafts, Anchorage, Alaska.

Wildflowers of the Yukon, Alaska & Northwestern Canada. Third Edition. Trelawny, J. 2003. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia

Wildflowers of Unalaska Island: A Guide to the Flowering Plants of an Aleutian Island. First Edition. Golodoff, S. 2003. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Willows of Southcentral Alaska. Collet, D.M. 2002. Kenai Watershed Forum, Kenai, Alaska. Online at http://web.acsalaska.net/~kenaiwatershed.forum/willowguide.html.

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Last updated May 15, 2012

Moneses uniflora
Single Delight, Moneses uniflora, growing with Star moss, Polytrichum sp. Also called Shy maiden, this woodland flower blooms in midsummer in much of Alaska.