Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Penstemon rupicola -- (Cliff Penstemon)

photos by Susan McDougall


Penstemon rupicola

A subalpine penstemon of rocky habitat, the flower color alone distinguishes it, and when seen on steep cliffs, as shown in the photo, it is unmistakable.

Location: Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8683, -121.5372, 5168
Date: July 1, 2016
Penstemon rupicola

The deep pink flowers are more than an inch in length, with ridges on the lower lip. The leaves are oval, thick, and gray-green in color.

Location: Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7782, -121.7603, 4479
Date: June 11, 2014

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