Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Poa paucispicula -- (Few-spiked Bluegrass)

photos by Susan McDougall


Poa paucispicula

At one time considered a subspecies of Poa leptocoma, this short grass has the distinction of being one of the highest elevation grass at the Park; plants have been noted at 11,000 feet.

Location: Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8002, -121.7126, 6191
Date: August 29, 2014
Poa paucispicula

Part of the flower, the lemma is pointed and hairy below. At high elevations, the plants can be very small, sometimes only two inches tall.

Location: Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8002, -121.7126, 6191
Date: August 29, 2014

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