Wildflowers Draw You to The Mountain Tops

Wildflowers in Denali National Park

From mid-June to mid-July, wildflowers are quite abundant at Denali National Park. These flowers are very small and require you to get on your hands and knees to view them and appreciate their beauty. This is Purple Mountain Saxifrage. It appears in rocky areas, usually in higher terrain. People come from all over the world to look for their favorite flowers.

Some of my favorite places include Stony Dome, Highway Pass and Primrose Ridge. I look forward to returning to these places every year, having a picnic and taking photos. Then I start anticipating the next summer. There are some great flower guides available in the bookstore next to the Denali Visitor Center.

Happy Wildflower Hiking!!!!

Moderator’s Note:

The flowers of Purple Mountain Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) can be picked for food. The semi-sweet petals of this alpine wildflower are edible. The flower is known to the Inuit people as aupilaktunnguaq.

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