Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Nothochelone nemorosa -- (Woodland-Pentstemon)

photos by Susan McDougall


Nothochelone nemorosa

Resembling a Penstemon but placed in its own genus, this is a species of low to subalpine elevations. It is often seen in shaded places, as well as openings on banks or along roads. The flowers are blue-purple, tubular and 2-lipped.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7708, -121.6884, 3779
Date: August 4, 2013
Nothochelone nemorosa

The lancelike leaves are borne opposite and are toothed. The inflorescence is a tall panicle, and the plants may be more than two feet tall.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7634, -121.6652, 3402
Date: July 12, 2014

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