North Slope Tundra

Tundra flowers all in bloom, first week of July. The high winds kept the mosquitoes at bay. The Alaska poppy, Papaver radicatum alaskanum, has a parabolic flower that follows the sun, focusing the heat at the base of the flower and keeping it a few degrees warmer than the ambient temperature.

 

Scenery

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Plants

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Closeups

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Last modified 16 September 2016