Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Vahlodea atropurpurea -- (Mountain Hairgrass)

photos by Susan McDougall


Vahlodea atropurpurea

Common in subalpine meadows to an elevation of 7,000 feet, the leaf blades of this tall grass are wide and flat. The spikelets are purplish and configured in an open panicle.

Location: Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7690, -121.7243, 4880
Date: August 1, 2014

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