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Mt Montana, Carcross, Yukon, GoogleEarth, Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Mt Montana, Carcross, Yukon, GoogleEarth, Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Mt Montana (Montana Mountain) seen from the south, looking towards the north. The town of Carcross is located at the north central part of the image.  The blue dots represent locations of images from many photographers, as observed only on GoogleEarth.

Mt Montana seen from the north, looking towards the south. The town of Carcross is located at the bottom of the image.  The blue dots represent locations of images from many photographers, as observed only on GoogleEarth.

Google Earth views of Mt Montana, Carcross, Yukon
Date: July 3, 2007

Scenery and History:

Once above the treeline, the subalpine and alpine are easily accessible.  The area has an history on mineral exploration. The target was gold and silver.  Access roads developed to support the mineral exploration affords access to people today.  There are also some old houses in the area where the prospectors and mining folks stayed.  Included in these historic building are some that are made of rock - a remarkable achievement required by the absence of lumber on the Alpine setting. As an aside, without the road access, rough as it is, very few people would be able to reach the subalpine and alpine meadows to enjoy the flowering plants and the scenery.

Mount Montana, Carcross, Yukon panorama, copyright 2009 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Mount Montana area taken from the Highway to Whitehorse, just north of the Carcross desert. (July 16, 2008)

Mt Montana, Carcross, Yukon, copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Mt Montana, Carcross, Yukon, Canada, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Looking south from an old mining camp at Mt Montana.
Date: July 3, 2007

Looking south from an old mining camp at the Mt Montana peak.
Date: July 3, 2007

Mt Montana, Carcross, Yukon, Canada, old miners house, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Mt montana, carcross, old miners rock house, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

An old rock structure or living quarters related to the old mineral exploration and mining activities in the Sugarloaf Mountain area, Mt Montana.
Date: July 3, 2007

An old rock house located on the west side of Sugarloaf Mountain, related to the historic mineral exploration and mining activities in the Sugarloaf Mountain area, Mt Montana.
Date: July 3, 2007

Sugarloaf Mountain, Mt Montana, Carcross, Yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Arctic cinquefoil, Sugarloaf Mountain, Mt Montana, Yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Sugarloaf Mountain, Northeast of Mt Montana. This alpine area contains an alpine lake.
Date: July 3, 2007

Alpine cinquefoil on a ledge, Sugarloaf Mountain, looking to the southeast.  In the lower right corner are the remains of an old mining operation.
Date: July 3, 2007

Flowering Plants:

Illustrated on these pages are images of flowering plants photographed in the area of Mt Montana and Sugarloaf Mountain, south of Carcross, Yukon, Canada.  The plants occur in the subalpine and alpine zones.  The range of species illustrated is not comprehensive. The intent is to illustrate only a few of the many species that occur on Mt Montana and Sugarloaf Mountain.  A visit at different times of the summer will yield different species in flower.  Although focusing on this part of Yukon, the wildflowers illustrated on these pages may occur elsewhere in Yukon and in parts of British Columbia, Alberta, and Northwest Territories.

Wildflower Common Name

Wildflower Scientific Name

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Montane

Subalpine

Alpine

Alpine Buttercup

Ranunculus eschscholtzii

Alpine buttercup, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www,ontariowildflower.com

 

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Arctic Cinquefoil

Potentilla nana

Arctic cinquefoil, carcross, yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Alpine Forget-me-not

Myosotic alpestris

alpine forget-me-not, carcross, yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www,ontariowildflower.com

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Alpine Harebell

Campanula lasiocarpa

Alpine harebell, copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Arctic Lupine

Lupinus arcticus

Arctic lupine, yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

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Boreal Sandwort

Minuartia rubella

boreal sandwort, sugarloaf mountain, yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Cinquefoil, One-flowered cinquefoil

Potentilla uniflora

 One-flowered cinquefoil, copyright 2009 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

 

 

Creeping Sibbaldia

Sibbaldia procumbens

creeping sibbaldia, carcross, yukon, copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Draba, yellow, Yellow Draba

Draba spp.

yellow draba, carcross, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

 

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Dwarf Fireweed or River Beauty

Epilobium latifolium

River beauty or Dwarf fireweed, Mount Montana, Carcross, Yukon, copyright 2009 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

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Frigid Coltsfoot

Petasites frigidus

Sweet coltsfoot, carcross, yukon, copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Fuscatus Groundsel

Senecio fuscatus

Fuscatus Groundsel, copyright 2009 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

 

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Heather, White Mountain Heather or Arctic White Heather

Cassiope tetragona

 White mountain heather, copyright Andy Fyon 2009, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

 

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King's Crown

Sedum roseum

King's crown sedum, yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

 

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Lanceleaf springbeauty

Claytonia lanceolata

lancefeaf springbeauty, yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

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Lapland Rosebay

Rhododendron lapponicum

Lapland rosebay, carcross, yukon, copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Marigold, White Mountain Marsh Marigold

Caltha leptosepala

White mountain marsh marigold, copyright 2009 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Mountain Fleabane

Erigeron humilis

Mountain fleabane (Erigeron humilis) Copyright 2009 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

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Mountain Sorrel

Oxyria digyna

Mountain sorrel, carcross yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Moss Campion

Silene acaulis

Moss campion, copyright 2007 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Northern Anemone

Anemone parviflora

Northern anemone, carcross, yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Northern shootingstar

Dodecatheon frigidum

Northern shootingstar, copyright 2007 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

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Pink Mountain Heather

Phyllodoce empetriformis

Pink mountain heath, copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

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Pussytoes, Single-headed

Antennaria monocephala

Single-headed pussytoes, copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

White mountain aven

Dryas octopetala

 White Mountain Aven, Dryas octopetala, Copyright 2007 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

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Woolly Daisy

Erigeron lanatus Hook.

Woolly daisy, yukon, Copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

 

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Woolly Lousewort

Pedicularis lanata

Woolly lousewort, carcross, yukon, copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

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