A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “Northern Loop Trail

False Bugbane (Trautvetteria caroliniensis)

Northern Loop Trail, Mt. Rainier N.P., WA, 8/2011

The flowers of this plant have no petals, only stamens.  Distinguishable from true bugbane by its maple-shaped leaves.


Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium pulcherrimum)

Northern Loop Trail, Mt. Rainier N.P., 8/2011.

The rungs of the “ladder” are the  leaflets.  This flower is said to have an unpleasant odor.  Note the speedwell in the lower left.

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Cusick’s Speedwell (Veronica Cusickii)

Northern Loop Trail, Mt. Rainer N.P., 8/2011.

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