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Images of the Yukon's Top of the World Highway


An Explorer's Guide to the Top of the World Highway
On a saddle near the summit are some large fields of Arctic cotton grass (genus Eriophorum, 25 species). A type of sedge also seen as cottongrass, cotton-grass and cottonsedge, it's a very common plant in the Arctic tundra, not so much in southern circumpolar regions where we find it in marshy areas, along ditches and in similar very wet areas.

This photograph is © 2011-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Arctic cotton grass along the Top of the World Highway, Yukon

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