A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “Mt. Rainier

Nuttall’s Linanthus (Linanthus nuttallii)


South Puyallup Trail, Mt. Rainier N.P. 7/2015.

This fragrant phlox relative, sporting distinctive needle-like leaves, appears to be relatively common in alpine and subalpine areas in much of the western U.S.  (more…)


Turtlehead (Nothochelone nemorosa)

Near Elk Meadow, Mt. Hood N.W.A., Oregon, 7/2012.


Bracted Lousewort (Pedicularis bracteosa)

Berkeley Park Meadow, Mount Rainier N.P., WA, 8/2011.

Also known as “Wood Betony.”

Parrotbeak (Pedicularis racemosa)

Berkeley Park Meadow, Mount Rainier N.P., WA, 8/2011.


Coiled-beak Lousewort (Pedicularis contortus)

Near Skyscraper Mountain, Mt. Rainier N.P. , WA, 8/2011.


Hornemann’s Willowherb (Epilobium hornemannii)

Lake James,  Mt. Rainier N.P., WA, 8/2011.

This one seems kind  of rare.  It wasn’t in any of our wildflower guides  (and we’ve been amassing  quite a collection).  We finally found it online using this very cool site.  Unfortunately, other than the family, and the fact that it is quite striking,  we don’t know much about it.  Maybe you do?

Goat’s Beard (Aruncus sylvester)

Carbon River Trail, Mount Rainier N.P., WA, 8/2011.

Differentiated from the similar Ocean Spray by its compound leaves.  (more…)

Tall Bluebells aka Tall Lungwort (Mertensia paniculata)

Berkeley Park Meadow, Mount Rainier N.P., WA, 8/2011

Not to be confused with Campanula rotundifolia aka Harebell.   Mountain beaver are said to be particularly fond of this native plant.

Indian Thistle (Cirsium edule)

Young flower head, Thunder Basin, North Cascades N.P., 8/2012.

info and another pic…

Lewis Monkeyflower (Mimulus lewisii)

Berkeley Park Meadow, Mount Rainier N.P., WA 8/2011.

Named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806. (more…)