Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Erythranthe caespitosa -- (Tufted Monkeyflower)

photos by Susan McDougall


Erythranthe caespitosa

Locally common in subalpine meadows, the presence of several large plants in the Nisqually River bed at Longmire may be attributable to the seeds coming downstream in a flood.

Location: Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7494, -121.8075, 2808
Date: July 12, 2014
Erythranthe caespitosa

The flowers are two-lipped, an inch wide, and spotted with red at the throat. The leaves are oval and stalkless.

Location: Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7494, -121.8075, 2808
Date: July 12, 2014
Erythranthe caespitosa

The robust plants are growing in sandy soil among the rocks.

Location: Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7494, -121.8075, 2808
Date: July 12, 2014

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