Wooly Lousewort

DSC_8217.jpg by Andrea Pokrzywinski
DSC_8217.jpg, a photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski on Flickr.

The wooly lousewort is my favorite spring fall in Alaska. The leaves emerge with their wooly fur as soon as the snow is gown. The hair keeps this early flower warm. The purple is a striking contrast of tawny tundra before it greens up.

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