Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Bromus sitchensis -- (Sitka brome)

photos by Susan McDougall


Bromus sitchensis

Distinguished by narrow, prominent awns, the spikelets are flattened on this graceful brome. It is rare at the Park, found in a few lowland locations. This is variety sitchensis.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 8, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7648, -121.8771
Date: June 8, 2016
Bromus sitchensis

The prominent awn is characteristic of bromes.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 8, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7648, -121.8771
Date: June 8, 2016
Bromus sitchensis

The leaf blades lack auricles.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 8, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7648, -121.8771
Date: June 8, 2016

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