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Oysterleaf

Mertensia maritima

Description:

The flowers come out of dark gray buds and start out pink and slowly turn blue until they are in full bloom. The leaves and thick and edible and taste a bit like oysters, hence the name.

Habitat:

On the the riverbank of Pasagshak River near the mouth. The water is mostly salty at this portion because it is so close to the ocean


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Machi
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Machi

Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.44, Long: -152.41

Spotted on Jun 3, 2019
Submitted on Jul 20, 2019

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