Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Phlox diffusa -- (Spreading Phlox)

photos by Susan McDougall


Phlox diffusa

As the flowers age, they turn white. It is not unusual to encounter a few plants with blossoms late in the season. This is variety longistylis.

Location: Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 3, 2013
Phlox diffusa

Low and spreading, this is a common subalpine plant which, when in bloom, is very showy. The flowers are solitary and transform from bluish to pink as they open.

Location: Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 4, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7782, 121.7602, 4450
Date: June 4, 2014
Phlox diffusa

When in flower, Spreading Phlox is hard to miss. It grows alongside roads in large groups, and the flowers are unmistakable.

Location: Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 4, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7782, 121.7602, 4450
Date: June 4, 2014

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