Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Mertensia paniculata -- (Tall Bluebells)

photos by Susan McDougall


Mertensia paniculata

The nodding flowers are pinkish when in bud and then transform to blue or blue-violet.

Location: above Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
above Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7782, 121.7440, 4704
Date: July 1, 2014
Mertensia paniculata

This species grows from the lowlands to subalpine slopes, often alongside streams or other moist, open habitats. This is variety borealis.

Location: above Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
above Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7782, 121.7440, 4704
Date: July 1, 2014
Mertensia paniculata

As much as 3 feet tall, with lancelike to oval leaves, and bright blue bell-shaped flowers, Tall Bluebells brightens stream banks and cliffsides alike throughout the Park.

Location: above Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
above Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7782, 121.7440, 4704
Date: July 1, 2014

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