Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Penstemon fruticosus x rupicola -- (Hybrid Penstemon)

photos by Susan McDougall


Penstemon fruticosus x rupicola

Locally common in Stevens Canyon where it grows along the road, this hybrid has a rose-colored flower that reveals the dual parentage, with a blue cast from P. fruticosus and the bright pink of P. rupicola.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 4, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7707, -121.6885, 3773
Date: June 4, 2014
Penstemon fruticosus x rupicola

The leaves are grayish-green, similar to P. rupicola, but the plants are taller and the leaves larger, similar to P. fruticosus.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 4, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: June 4, 2014

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