Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Phleum alpinum -- (Mountain Timothy)

photos by Susan McDougall


Phleum alpinum

Easily recognized by the prickly appearance of the inflorescence, an attribute derived from the many awns, this timothy typically grows above 6,000 feet in meadow habitat; here the plants grow near the sidewalk below the Paradise Visitor Center. There is also a weedy timothy at the Park with a more cylindrical inflorescence.

Location: Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 9, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7857, -121.7374, 5408
Date: July 9, 2014

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