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Philip MacDougall

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« on: July 03, 2008, 05:27:40 PM »
Over the next week I'm going to try and post some pics of a trip I took with friends along along the Dempster highway in the Yukon at the end of June. We travelled along 600 km. of this gravel highway, the entire area is virtually uninhabited. It crosses the arctic circle and has a surprisingly rich flora. The season is short and intense, we arrived at the peak of bloom, as we were leaving 12 days later much of it was already fading. Philip

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 Smelowskia calycina
 Silene acaulis
 Primula mistassinica
 Phlox alaskensis
 Penstemon gormanii
 Parrya nudicaulis
 Papaver walpolei
 Cypripedium passerinum
 Cypripedium guttatum....hundreds on hillside
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 05:58:34 PM »
Philip,

I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing more about this seldom discussed area...
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 06:13:01 PM »
Philip, I wish you the warmest of welcomes to this Forum  8)

Super to get this chance for virtual trips to such places, thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 07:25:23 PM »
Philip, wonderful series of pictures and I look forward to more of them, thank you.
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Re: Yukon, Canada
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 10:58:36 PM »
Philip I was talking about this trip last weekend. Do it while we can have gas for the drive. Looking forward to the rest of your photos. Did you go with Scott V. ?

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 11:12:57 PM »
Some amazing plants there, what a treat Philip.  Thanks for taking the time to share them with us.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 01:50:37 AM »
My thanks too for an introduction to an area totally unknown to me except in some literature. I know nothing at all of the geography, flora/fauna etc. Great to see something.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 07:57:38 AM »
Wonderful pictures - great views and (for me) seldom seen plants!  :o
Thanks very much for showing us Philip -
There's bound to be more where this comes from....  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 09:26:50 AM »
Thanks Philip, terrific pictures. I think guttatum is my favourite Cyp. so dainty.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008, 09:29:44 AM »
Fantastic pictures, and what an amazing landscape! Thanks for posting!

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Re: Yukon, Canada
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008, 05:27:01 PM »
Welcome Philip ... welcome, welcome, welcome!  What a wonderful posting!
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2008, 06:38:21 PM »
Welcome Philip,
Wonderful shots of interesting plants. Thank you for sharing them with us!
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008, 06:44:45 PM »
Welcome from me too, very interesting pics, thanks a lot for posting them.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2008, 12:28:30 PM »
More pics. There are 35 willow species here, even the experts have difficulty with many. It leads one to question the validity of some species, I guess the botanists have little to do on those 24 h long nights.

Salix sp. possibly arctica or arctophila
 Rubus arcticus
 Pyrola grandiflora
 Pedicularis sudetica.
Loiseleuria, dusty along road 
P6239168( Loiseleuria)
Loiseleuria, dusty along road
 Erigeron sp probably purpuratus
 Delphinium glaucum
 Castilleja raupii

 

 
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Re: Yukon, Canada
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2008, 12:31:30 PM »
Yet more pics.
 Castilleja raupii
 Caltha palustris
 Saxifraga nelsoniana
 Saxifraga eschscholtzii
 Aconitum delphinifolium
 Arabis sp. with Salix reticulata
 Corydalis aurea
 Dryas alaskensis
 Oxycocccus microcarpus
 Oxytropis nigrescens

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