Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Festuca subulata -- (Bearded Fescue)

photos by Susan McDougall


Festuca subulata

Unique among fescues, this tall plant has leafy stems for most of the length; the lower blades are wide. Somewhat common in the lower subalpine open habitats, here it grows on a ridgetop.

Location: Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9463, -121.5013, 6519
Date: August 8, 2014

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