Mt. Rainier Flora --
Festuca subulata -- (Bearded Fescue)
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.
Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9463, -121.5013, 6519
Date: August 8, 2014
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