Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Poa cusickii -- (Cusick's Bluegrass)

photos by Susan McDougall


Poa cusickii

Most common at high elevation, here this grass grows at about 4,500 feet near the parking lot on gravelly soil.

Location: Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 8, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually Overlook, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7777, -121.7617, 4471
Date: August 8, 2015
Poa cusickii

The leaves are inrolled and narrow. Here the grass grows near the Palisades Lake trailhead.

Location: Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9181, -121.5870
Date: July 24, 2015
Poa cusickii

There are three-to-five florets in each spikelet. Here they are shown ripening. This is subspecies epilis.

Location: Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7777, -121.7617, 4471
Date: July 24, 2015

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