Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Podagrostis thurberiana -- (Thurber's Bentgrass)

photos by Susan McDougall


Podagrostis thurberiana

The inflorescence is composed of erect branches and greenish to purplish spikelets.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9067, -121.6897, 7366
Date: August 1, 2014
Podagrostis thurberiana

Typically found at elevations from 5,000 to 7,000 feet, this is a tufted plant with flat to folded, short leaf blades. Here a small specimen grows at an elevation of nearly 7,400 feet within the shelter of large rocks.

Location: Second Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Second Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9067, -121.6897, 7366
Date: August 26, 2014

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