Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Penstemon fruticosus -- (Shrubby Penstemon)

photos by Susan McDougall


Penstemon fruticosus

The leaves are longer than wide and usually toothed. The plants are typically low and rounded, with woody stems, and the flowers very prominent.

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, 3778
Date: June 4, 2014
Penstemon fruticosus

The blue-violet flowers of this uncommon penstemon are arranged in a raceme; there may be as many as 10 in a group. This species grows from middle to the higher subalpine zone (7,000 feet).

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, 3778
Date: June 4, 2014

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