Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pedicularis bracteosa -- (Bracted Lousewort)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pedicularis bracteosa

Quite showy as in subalpine meadows, this subspecies (latifolia)is the tallest lousewort at the Park. The leaves are pinnately divided, and the stems are leafy. The upper lip of the flower is hoodlike. The inflorescence is hairy, and the flowers are often purplish, although in this photo they are greenish-yellow.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 14, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7908, -121.7401, 5678
Date: August 14, 2014
Pedicularis bracteosa

Much less common at the Park, this is variety flavida. Here it grows alongside the Naches Peak trail near the eastern boundary. It differs in the more yellowish color of the flowers and in the details of the sepals.

Location: Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 18, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8648, -121.5176, 5452
Date: August 18, 2016
Pedicularis bracteosa

The sepals are glandular and slender in variety flavida, and the hairs are limited to the calyx lobes and bract margins.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 18, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7908, -121.7401, 5678
Date: August 18, 2016

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