Plant Groups

a lake surrounded by a forest on one side and lush grass on the other

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Home to over 1500 plant species, Denali is a wonderful place to enjoy native vegetation and the mosaic of habitats it creates. While studying single species can reveal unique stories of survival, competition, and biogeographical history, it can be difficult to know where to start. Examining functional groupings like growth form (i.e., trees, shrubs, grasses) can be useful in gaining a broad understanding of Denali’s subarctic flora.

Choose from a category below or skip to the Ecological Atlas of Denali’s Flora to search for information on a specific species.

Last updated: June 14, 2018

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PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


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