Plants

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More than 500 kinds of plants grow here in a variety of habitats that include fresh and saltwater wetlands, open water, meadows, mountains, tundra, and forests of spruce and cottonwood. The coastline varies from rugged, lichen-covered cliffs to sandy beaches.


This 147 page list is a compilation of collections plotted in Hulten's "Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories", a list of University of Alaska Museum herbarium specimens provided by the Northern Plant Documentation Center, and collections by Aaron Archibeque (A. Archibeque), Andy Aderman (A. Aderman), Rachel Budelsky (RB), Phil Caswell, Patrick Chubb (PC), Jennifer Culbertson (JC), Rob Doyle (RD), P. Greci (PG), Lisa Haggblom (LH), Stephens Harper (SH), Lauri Jemison (LJ), Heather Johnson (HJ), Rebecca Joyce (RJ), B. Kaplin (BK), Dr. William Kirk (WK), Kathryn Schubeck, Robb MacDonald (R. MacD.), John Moran (JM), Kellie Nolan (KN), Joshua Peirce (JP), and Alexander Wheeler (AW). The list includes information extracted from Matthew H. and Linda S. Dick’s The Natural History of Cape Peirce and Nanvak Bay. In 1997 Dr. Rob Lipkin of the Alaska Natural Heritage Program provided a list of plants he recorded at Kagati Lake and Cape Newenham in 1993. This list has been incorporated.

HH Mount indicates a mounted specimen at the Hoysradt Herbarium, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York. TNWR Mount indicates a mounted specimen at the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Dillingham, Alaska. UA Mount indicates a mounted specimen at the University of Alaska Museum Herbarium. UA Specimen indicates that a specimen has been provided to the herbarium, but has not yet been verified or entered into their computer.

Nomenclature follows "A Synonymized Checklist of the Vascular Flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland", by John T. Kartesz. Subspecies, varieties and forms used in Hulten's "Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories" are listed for plants fitting their descriptions. Many of these taxa are currently considered taxonomically invalid, but are still useful in describing the characteristics of the plants encountered. There is a possibility that several may be considered taxonomically valid again. 

This list is as of April 20, 1997.

The list may be downloaded in in two formats: Microsoft Word (729KB) or PDF (784KB).