Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Erythranthe lewisii -- (Lewis's Monkeyflower)

photos by Susan McDougall


Erythranthe lewisii

The brilliant color of this Monkeyflower brightens stream and river beds, and other moist habitats, typically above 5,000 feet where it may flower late in the summer. Formerly named Mimulus lewisii, it has been placed in the Phrymaceae Family.

Location: Paradise River Crossing, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise River Crossing, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7953, -121.7162, 5994
Date: August 29, 2014
Erythranthe lewisii

The plants can be very vigorous, as shown in this photo of a large clump growing in the bed of the White River near the campground. The leaves and stems are sticky with long hairs.

Location: White River bed at campground, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 29, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
White River bed at campground, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9002, -121.6661, 4286
Date: June 29, 2016

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