Interpreting the Alaska seasons with Wildflowers

March 6, 2016 | Captains bLOG | 0 comments | Author:

Spring seems like it is right around the corner. So our minds wander to the upcoming wildflower season.

Everyone loves the magnificent color the Alaska wildflowers add to the horizon.

Wild Lupin is one of the first flowers to add some much needed color to the Alaskan landscape. Typically in early June, Lupin produces beautiful blue flowers alert Alaskan’s summer is on its way. [source: http://www.georgesonbg.org/PDFs/Native%20Plants/Note.56.lupine.pdf]

Another common wild flower, Fireweed, illuminates the landscape with its magenta flowers throughout the summer. When fireweed goes to seed, Alaskan’s take it as a warning that winter is around the corner.

On a side note, if you have the chance while in Alaska, make you try Fireweed Ice-cream!