This key is intended for visitors to Denali National Park & Preserve to explore the flora. It includes 300 of the most common and distinctive native plant species that occur in the park. Excluded are many rare species, many difficult to identify species (such as grasses and sedges) and non-native plants (weeds and ornamentals).
Carefully select the attributes that match a particular plant you are examining and this interactive key will return a short list of candidate species. Once you have this short list, use our photos and descriptions to choose the best match and identify your specimen. The characters used in the key are meant to be generally understandable to the public and broadly applicable to most plants.
This app is the field companion to the Ecological Atlas of Central Alaska. Treated in the Atlas are all plant species in the App along with many more ecologically important plants in Denali. The Atlas provides a variety of additional information on a species occurrence and ecology in Denali, such as distribution maps and graphs of elevation, aspect, site moisture and community ecology, along with additional photographs. Links to each plant's Eco-Atlas page are provided within the species descriptions.
This interactive key was produced by the Denali National Park Botany program, authored by Celia Hampton-Miller, Carl Roland, Eric Groth, Sarah Stehn and Mary Beth Cook.
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