The inflorescence is composed of erect branches and greenish to purplish spikelets.
Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: August 1, 2014
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