Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Phacelia hastata -- (Silver-leaf Phacelia)

photos by Susan McDougall


Phacelia hastata

A hairy plant, this Waterleaf Family member typically grows on rocky substrate from middle elevations to 7,000 feet. The leaves are lancelike and silvery from the many hairs.

Location: Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8009, -121.7131, 6234
Date: August 29, 2014
Phacelia hastata

The flowers vary from a very pale yellow to lavender. The plants are tufted. This is variety compacta.

Location: Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8009, -121.7131, 6234
Date: August 29, 2014

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