Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Poa arctica -- (Arctic Bluegrass)

photos by Susan McDougall


Poa arctica

Tufted with stems as much as a foot tall, the leaf blades of this high elevation grass are slender and somewhat flattened. Found on the north and east sides of the Park, a historical collection at 10,000 feet is known.

Location: Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 17, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9177, -121.5876, 6136
Date: August 17, 2016
Poa arctica

The flowers are borne in an open panicle. There are hairs on the back of the lemma, the lowest of the two bracts that enclose the floret. This is subspecies grayana.

Location: Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 17, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9177, -121.5876, 6136
Date: August 17, 2016

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