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Photos: Wildflowers of Denali National Park and Preserve

The Alaska State flower Eritrichium aretioides (Mountain Forget-me-not). Taken at Mile 55 in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
Pale Bell Heather flowers (Cassiope tetragona) of the Heath Family. Photo taken on the Alpine Trail at Mile 66 on June 1, 2012.
Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
Pretty little Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla patens) of the Buttercup Family. Photo taken at Mile 2.5 on April 24, 2012.
Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
Alaska Cotton Grass (Eriophorum brachyantherum) part of the Sedge Family. Photo taken at Mile 80 on June 23, 2012 in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Credit: Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
Bladder Campion (Melandrium apetalum) of the Pink Family. Taken at the Polychrome Rest Area on June 19, 2012.
Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
Wildflower Gorman's Douglasia (Douglasia gormanii) of the Primrose Family at Mile 62. Photo taken on May 13, 2012.
Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
The Alp Lily (Lloydia serotina). Photo taken on the Alpine Trail at Mile 66 on June 1, 2012.
Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
Blue Kitten Tails (Synthyris borealis) of the Figwort Family. Taken at Fragrant Mile 62 on May 13, 2012.
Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
Lapland Diapensia flowers (Diapensia lapponica) of the Diapensia Family. Taken on the Alpine Trail at Mile 66 on June 1, 2012.
Jacob W. Frank | NPS photo
Jacob W. Frank

In Denali National Park and Preserve -- home to North America's tallest mountain -- more than a hundred species of wildflowers blossom in the long Alaska summer.

On the park's Facebook page, Jacob W. Frank has been posting dozens of the stunning flowers. "Last summer, I found 115 species," he tells Facebook readers. "This summer we are shooting (stars) for 120."

Frank has shot stunning photos of each one he discovers, as well as noting the species and the location in the park where he found the wildflower.

As Frank looks for more, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has embarked on her own mission that could forever change the park. Alaska's senior senator has introduced a bill that would officially rename Mount McKinley, North America's tallest mountain, as Mount Denali, "The Great One."

It's just the latest attempt in an ages-old battle over whether the mountain should be known in homage to late President William McKinley or by its original Athabascan name, The Associated Press reports. Ohio, birthplace of the former president, has long contested renaming the mountain. 

Few Alaskans refer to the mountain as Mount McKinley.

"All that would be changing with is that the Alaskan name for the mountain would become the 'technically correct' term for what is an Alaska landmark," AP reports her saying.