All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Bearflower</strong>
<em>Boykinia richardsonii</em><br>
As the name implies, this plant is a favorite food of bears when they emerge from their long winter sleep. It grows in Denali National Park. It is in the Saxifrage family.

I was able t...
Bearflower
Boykinia richardsonii

As the name implies, this plant is a favorite food of bears when they emerge from their long winter sleep. It grows in Denali National Park. It is in the Saxifrage family.

I was able to get this picture because I practically begged the driver of the Denali tour bus to stop. He commented (a bit preturbed!), "It's just a flower!" I said, "There's no such thing as just a flower!" To me, seeing these flowers was almost as exciting as seeing a grizzly bear or caribou, but the other people didn't quite share my enthusiasm! They groaned as I stepped off the bus along the side of the road, but I got my picture! Mission accomplished! :)
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