Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Erythranthe alsinoides -- (Chickweed Monkeyflower)

photos by Susan McDougall


Erythranthe alsinoides

Chickweed Monkeyflower is fairly common on wet sites with thin soils to an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet. Here the papery capsule contains many small seeds.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7665, -121.6347, 3087
Date: August 3, 2014
Erythranthe alsinoides

Very short on harsh sites but up to 10 inches in more favorable locations, this annual Monkeyflower bears toothy, oval leaves and many bright yellow 2-lipped flowers.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7664, -121.6346, 3097
Date: July 1, 2014

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