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Alpine Azalea --Loiseleuria procumbens (41720 bytes)

Alpine Azalea
Loiseleuria procumbens

Last summer I took a picture of this kind of flower in an alpine location. At the time I commented that I had not seen it in the lower elevation of a bog. As this picture indicates, I have now. I guess it makes sense that this plant would be an early bloomer at low elevations since it is probably adapted to the short alpine summer.

Location: Near Sitka, Alaska

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Journal: 24-30 May 2001: A Short Trip to Sitka