Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pedicularis contorta -- (Coiled-beak Lousewort)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pedicularis contorta

The flowers are whitish and spotted with red, and the bracts are toothed and broad.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 2, 2013
Pedicularis contorta

The upper lip is curved and tucked into the broad lower lip. This species is most common on the east side of the Park. It is variety contorta.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 2, 2013
Pedicularis contorta

A common subalpine species, here shown on rocky ground on First Burroughs mountain, this lousewort has leafy stems that may reach more than a foot in height.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9112, -121.6789, 7167
Date: August 7, 2014

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