Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pinguicula vulgaris -- (Common Butterwort)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pinguicula vulgaris

The common names is derived from the yellow-green leaves, which are sticky and slimy. Their purpose of the stickiness is apparent when a close examination reveals black spots -- trapped insects for this insectivorous plant.

Location: Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 19, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9446, -121.8848, 4027
Date: July 19, 2014
Pinguicula vulgaris

A low plant, sometimes obscured by surrounding vegetation, the flowers are lavender/purple with a whitish throat; they are two-lipped with two lobes above and three below. They are spurred and borne singly on stiff stems.

Location: Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 19, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9446, -121.8848, 4027
Date: July 19, 2014

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