Alaskan Wild Berries
(and berry-like fruits)

Photographs by Mary Hopson
(Caveat: I am not a botanist, and do not guarantee these identifications.
I'm just someone who enjoys hiking and taking pictures of the plants.)

Click on the small photos below below to view larger versions

Alpine Bearberry

Arctostaphylos alpina

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Black berry

Empetrum nigrum


Amelanchier florida

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 Blue Huckleberry
Early Blueberry

Vaccinium ovalifolium

Bog Blueberry

Vaccinium uliginosum
ssp alpinum

Trailing Blue Currant

Ribes laxiflorum


Juniper "berries"

Juniperus species


White Baneberry
Doll's Eyes

Actaea rubra


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Watermellon Berry
Twisted Stalk Fruit

Streptopus amplexifolius


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Shepherdia canadensis

Scenic view

(Dwarf Dogwood)

Cornus canadensis

red foliage photo
another photo
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Devil's Club

Echinopanax horridum


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Lowbush Cranberry
Mountain Cranberry

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Rubus spectabilis

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Trailing Raspberry

Rubus pedatus


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Highbush Cranberry

Vibrunum edule

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autumn foliage color


Arctostaphylos uva-ursi


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Red-berried Elder
Sambucus racemosa

*toxic when raw*

another berry image
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Scenic view

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Greene Mountain Ash

Sorbus sambucifolia


(wild Prickly Rose)

Rosa acicularis


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 False Solomon Seal

Smilacina stellata


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All photos were taken by an amateur, with amateur equipment.
Feel to use any of the photos at your website, but please leave the copyright information intact.
You might also enjoy these webpages by Mary Hopson:

Alaskan Wildflowers Photos
Butterflies Along Alaska's Hiking Trails
A Fat Old Lady Takes Up Climbing

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Reference Sources:

Pratt, Verna. 1995. Alaska's Wild Berries and berry-like fruit. Alaskakrafts, Anchorage, AK.
(This is a small paperback field guide, perfect for your backpack. It is available locally from REI and Carrs stores. If you are not in Anchorage, contact Alaskakrafts.)

Schofield, Janice J. 2002. Alaska's Wild Plants: A Guide to Alaska's Edible Harvest . Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage, Portland.

Schofield, Janice J. 1989. Discovering Wild Plants: Alaska, Western Canada, The Northwest . Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage, Portland.

Trelawny, John G. 2003. Wild Flowers of the Yukon, Alaska & Northwestern Canada. 2nd Edition. Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd., Madeira Park, BC.