Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Festuca brachyphylla -- (Alpine Fescue)

photos by Susan McDougall


Festuca brachyphylla

The panicle of small spikelets is compact. This is subspecies brachyphylla.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 14, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8016, -121.7346, 6368
Date: August 14, 2014
Festuca brachyphylla

Common above timberline, this is a small grass (6-8 inches) with narrow, folded leaves.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 14, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8016, -121.7346, 6368
Date: August 14, 2014

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