A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “Mt. Rainier

Silverleaf Phacelia (Phacelia hastata)

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Upper Canyon Creek Meadows Trail, Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, OR, 7/2019.

We found this guy holding on amidst alpine scree and snow near the crest of central Oregon’s Three Fingered Jack this summer. (more…)


Arrow-leaved Groundsel (Senecio triangularis)

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Mt. Hood, Vista Ridge Trail, OR, 8/2016.

One of the more common and easy to identify of the dizzying array of yellow composite flowers; we were surprised to find we hadn’t yet posted it.  (more…)


Nuttall’s Linanthus (Linanthus nuttallii)

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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)

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Larch Mountain, Columbia Gorge, OR, 7/2014.

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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.

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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.