Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Lupinus lepidus -- (Dwarf Lupine)

photos by Susan McDougall


Lupinus lepidus

The purplish flowers are in headlike racemes on short stems. The matted plants can cover large areas in certain locations. This is variety lobbii.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9113, -121.6781
Date: August 26, 2014
Lupinus lepidus

A ground-hugging lupine with striking grayish leaves, this is a locally common plant of open slopes and meadows, typically found between 7,000 and 9,000 feet, although sometimes lower.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9113, -121.6781
Date: August 26, 2014
Lupinus lepidus

Occasionally, white-flowered plants are encountered. This one grows alongside the Paradise Glacier Trail at approximately 6,200 feet.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8001, -121.7124
Date: August 29, 2014

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