Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Gentiana calycosa -- (Rainier Pleated Gentian)

photos by Susan McDougall


Gentiana calycosa

White flowers are occasionally seen.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 16, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7707, -121.7253, 4859
Date: August 16, 2014
Gentiana calycosa

Found throughout the Park in moist subalpine meadows the brilliant blue flowers are unmistakable. They are borne as single blossoms on short stems.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 16, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7707, -121.7253, 4859
Date: August 16, 2014
Gentiana calycosa

The flowers have five united petals with free lobes. They tend to open during the day and close at night.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 16, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7707, -121.7253, 4859
Date: August 16, 2014

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