Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Monardella odoratissima -- (Mountain Monardella)

photos by Susan McDougall


Monardella odoratissima

The purplish bracts show beneath unopened flowers in this photo. The leaves are lancelike or oval and hairy.

Location: near Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 10, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
near Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9302, -121.5953, 5828
Date: August 10, 2016
Monardella odoratissima

Found in open, rocky sites, this is an uncommon species at the Park, apparently restricted to the east side where it grows between 5,000 and 7,000 feet.

Location: near Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 10, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
near Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9302, -121.5953, 5828
Date: August 10, 2016
Monardella odoratissima

In this photo, a bee probes a fully opened flower. The flowers have five united two upper petals and three lower that are long and slender; they are crowded into a ball-like head of 20 or more.

Location: near Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 10, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
near Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9302, -121.5953, 5828
Date: August 10, 2016

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