Learn about the Plants of Northwest Territories

Arctic Lupine
Common name: Arctic Lupine
Scientfic name: Lupinus arcticus

Click here for more information

Aspen Poplar
Common name: Aspen Poplar
Scientfic name: Populus tremuloides
Also known as: trembling aspen

Click here for more information

Bearberry
Common name: Bearberry
Scientfic name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Also known as: kinnikinnick

Click here for more information

Bunchberry
Common name: Bunchberry
Scientfic name: Cornus canadensis
Also known as: crackerberry, dwarf cornel

Click here for more information

Cloudberry
Common name: Cloudberry
Scientfic name: Rubus chamaemorus L
Also known as: bake-apple, salmonberry

Click here for more information

Common Purple Lilac
Common name: Common Purple Lilac
Scientfic name: Syringa vulgaris

Click here for more information

Cranberry/Partridgeberry
Common name: Cranberry/ Partridgeberry
Scientfic name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Also known as: lowbush cranberry, lingonberry

Click here for more information

Dandelion
Common name: Dandelion
Scientfic name: Taraxacum officinale

Click here for more information

Labrador tea
Common name: Labrador tea
Scientfic name: Rhododendron groenlandicum
Also known as: Ledum groenlandicum

Click here for more information

Larch
Common name: Larch
Scientfic name: Larix laricina
Also known as: tamarack, hackmatack

Click here for more information

Mountain Avens
Common name: Mountain Avens
Scientfic name: Dryas integrifolia/ octopetala
Also known as: arctic and alpine dryad, white mountain avens

Click here for more information

Paper Birch
Common name: Paper Birch
Scientfic name: Betula papyrifera and Betula neoalaskana
Also known as: Canoe Birch, White Birch, Alaska birch and Yukon Birch

Click here for more information

Prairie Crocus
Common name: Prairie Crocus
Scientfic name: Anemone patens
Also known as: prairie anemone, pasque flower

Click here for more information

Prickly Saxifrage
Common name: Prickly Saxifrage
Scientfic name: Saxifraga tricuspidata
Also known as: three-toothed saxifrage

Click here for more information

Purple Saxifrage
Common name: Purple Saxifrage
Scientfic name: Saxifraga oppositifolia
Also known as: french knot moss

Click here for more information

Saskatoon
Common name: Saskatoon
Scientfic name: Amelanchier
Also known as: serviceberry, june-berry

Click here for more information

Wild Strawberry
Common name: Wild Strawberry
Scientfic name: Fragaria virginiana/vesca

Click here for more information