Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Lupinus latifolius -- (Broad-leaf Lupine)

photos by Susan McDougall


Lupinus latifolius

Broad-leaf Lupine is a common low elevation to subalpine species. There are two varieties, separated by elevation and characteristics of the plants. This is a pink-flowered form of latifolius, the larger of the two (up to two feet). It grows to about 5,000 feet.

Location: pullout, road to Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 18, 2011

Author: Susan McDougall
pullout, road to Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 18, 2011
Lupinus latifolius

This is variety subalpinus, showing the more typical blue to blue-violet flower. It is a shorter plant with smaller leaflets and dense, spreading hairs.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7923, -121.7169, 5892
Date: August 2, 2013
Lupinus latifolius

Large patches of variety subalpinus bloom near Tipsoo Lake from mid to late summer.

Location: Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 28, 2012

Author: Susan McDougall
Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7498, -121.814, 2730
Date: August 28, 2012
Lupinus latifolius

Often found in meadow habitats, here variety subalpinus grows with heather near a subalpine forest.

Location: Snow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2012

Author: Susan McDougall
Snow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7498, -121.814, 2730
Date: August 29, 2012
Lupinus latifolius

Here variety latifolius is found at lower elevation at the dry edges of Longmire Meadow. The leaflets are wide, with 7 or 8 in a whorl.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7498, -121.814, 2730
Date: June 10, 2014

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