Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Poa secunda -- (One-sided Bluegrass)

photos by Susan McDougall


Poa secunda

The flowers are borne in a dense upright inflorescence. This is subspecies secunda.

Location: Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7492, -121.8076, 2778
Date: July 12, 2014
Poa secunda

Common on dry, rocky ground in the subalpine, here this grass grows below 3,000 feet in the Nisqually River bed at Longmire. Seeds may have been carried downstream during a relatively recent flood.

Location: Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7492, -121.8076, 2778
Date: July 12, 2014
Poa secunda

The leaves are slender and the stems up to three feet tall.

Location: Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually River bed, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7492, -121.8076, 2778
Date: July 12, 2014

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