Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Phacelia nemoralis -- (Shade Phacelia)

photos by Susan McDougall


Phacelia nemoralis

The yellowish flowers are in branched, densely packed cymes (the flowers first open at the branch end). This is subspecies oregonensis.

Location: Ipsut Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9526, -121.8664
Date: July 22, 2015
Phacelia nemoralis

Rare at the Park, Shade Phacelia is more typically a lowland plant. Here it is growing at Ipsut Pass, on the northwest side of the Park. It may reach five feet in height (although lower here). The leaves are pinnately compound with several lobes.

Location: Ipsut Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9526, -121.8664
Date: July 22, 2015

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