Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Boechera lyallii -- (Lyall's rockcress)

photos by Susan McDougall


Boechera lyallii

A somewhat common subalpine species, found as high as 9,000 feet of elevation, this is a tufted plant with rounded basal leaves and clasping, narrow stem leaves.

Location: Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9455, -121.5026
Date: August 8, 2014
Boechera lyallii

The flowers are pale purple, with four petals and four sepals. Formerly known as Arabis lyallii, this rockcress is only about eight inches tall.

Location: Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9455, -121.5026
Date: August 8, 2014

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