A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Tufted Saxifrage (Saxifraga caespitosa)

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Marmot Pass, Buckhorn Wilderness, 7/2017.

Nearly twenty species of saxifraga occur in the pacific northwest, and up until now, we’ve only posted three!  Make that four with this high-elevation (and low-elevation coastal), matted variety we found on a high pass on the Olympic peninsula.  Turner and Gustafson’s Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest notes that this plant is found nearly worldwide, with the exception of eastern North America.

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Marmot Pass, Buckhorn Wilderness, 7/2017.

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Marmot Pass, Buckhorn Wilderness, 7/2017.

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