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Alpine Bog Swertia I <EM class=sciname>Swertia perennis</EM> (33417 bytes)

Alpine Bog Swertia I
Swertia perennis

This flower is in the Gentian Family and is supposed to be quite common, though I do not recall having seen it before today (when I saw it in a number of locations).

Location: Above Indian River Falls, Sitka, Alaska

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