Hedysarum alpinum (Pea family)
This tall Hedysarum is both beautiful
and an important food source. It can
be found along roadsides, on rocky
slopes and gravel bars, and in forests. Its
carbohydrate-rich roots are edible and,
when roasted or boiled, taste similar to
potatoes or young carrots. The roots of
Hedysarum alpinum are an important food
source for Grizzly Bears, but humans must
be cautious not to confuse Bear-root with Northern Sweet-vetch. [Govt. of Yukon “Roadside Flowers”]

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Played with photography since early High School. Since moving to the Yukon in 1997 I have become much more involved and am now comfortable in Photoshop although there is always more to learn. The Yukon is a great canvas and would recommend it for most everyone’s Bucket List

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  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Cool shot! Looks 3D.

  • I had to climb down into a ditch to get this against the St Elias Mountains [slightly out of focus]

    – Yukondick

  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevensover 3 years ago

    I don’t mind the way the mountain looks. It lets the subject stand out very clearly!

  • I agree. and thanks.

    – Yukondick

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 3 years ago

    I remember this and I still like the constrast of these flowers against the mountain. =D

  • I do too which is why in my old age and artificial hips, climbed down into the ditch

    – Yukondick

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • thanks for the kudos

    – Yukondick

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