Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pedicularis rainierensis -- (Mount Rainier Lousewort)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pedicularis rainierensis

Locally common but not widespread, this lousewort is nearly endemic to the Park, with a few populations scattered to the east. It is a subalpine species, found between 5,000 and 7,000 feet of elevation.

Location: Shadow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 25, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Shadow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9113, -121.6566, 6196
Date: July 25, 2014
Pedicularis rainierensis

The flowers are yellow and borne in a short, densely flowered head. The stems and leaves are hairless.

Location: Shadow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 25, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Shadow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9113, -121.6566, 6196
Date: July 25, 2014
Pedicularis rainierensis

The leaves are pinnately divided, with the basal leaves much longer than those on the stem. The upper lip of the flower is hoodlike.

Location: Shadow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 25, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Shadow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9113, -121.6566, 6196
Date: July 25, 2014

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