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Mount Rainier Nature

Subalpine Wildflowers

brochure Mount Rainier Nature - Subalpine Wildflowers

Brochure about Subalpine Wildflowers at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Subalpine Wildflowers National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Mount Rainier National Park Broadleaf Lupine Marsh Marigold Lewis' Monkeyflower Pasqueflower False Hellebore Rosy Spirea Mountain Monkeyflower Elephanthead Mountain Bog Gentian The subalpine meadows of Mount Rainier have long been praised for their unsurpassed beauty. Amidst the spectacular wildflower meadows, the uniqueness of individual flowers often goes unnoticed. Take time to admire each flower for its own qualities while using this guide to familiarize yourself with the different species. For more information about wildflowers, stop at the Sunrise or Paradise visitor centers. Flower identification books are available for purchase throughout the park. Please stay on trails or thick patches of snow and do not pick flowers. Pasqueflower Seedhead Blue / Violet Flowers Pink Mountain Heather White Mountain Heather Cusick’s Speedwell Cascade Huckleberry Rockslide Larkspur Delphinium glareosum Showy Jacob's Ladder Polemonium pulcherrimum Small-flowered Penstemon Penstemon procerus Spreading Phlox Phlox diffusa Subalpine Daisy Erigeron peregrinus Red / Pink Flowers Cascade Huckleberry Vaccinium deliciosum Cliff Penstemon Penstemon rupicola Elephanthead Pedicularis groenlandica Lewis' Monkeyflower Oreostemma alpigenus Mimulus lewisii Bird’s-beak Lousewort Magenta Paintbrush Pedicularis ornithorhyncha Castilleja parviflora Broadleaf Lupine Pink Mountain Heather Lupinus latifolius Phyllodoce empetriformis Cascade Aster Rosy Spirea Eucephalus ledophyllus Spiraea densiflora Cusick's Speedwell Scarlet Paintbrush Veronica cusickii Castilleja miniata Harebell Western Columbine Jeffrey’s Shooting Star Dodecatheon jeffreyi Mountain Bog Gentian Gentiana calycosa Cliff Penstemon Jeffrey's Shooting Star Alpine Aster Campanula rotundifolia Small-flowered Penstemon Beargrass Aquilegia formosa Brown / Green Flower False Hellebore Veratrum viride Subalpine Daisy Alpine Aster Cascade Aster Avalanche Lily Glacier Lily Tiger Lily Partridge Foot American Bistort Sitka Mountain Ash Pearly Everlasting Gray’s Lovage Sitka Valerian Scarlet Paintbrush Magenta Paintbrush Broadleaf Arnica Arrowleaf Groundsel “...the most luxurious and the most extravagantly beautiful of all the alpine gardens I ever beheld in all my mountain-top ramblings.” — John Muir on Mount Rainier’s meadows­­ Subalpine Buttercup Fan-leaf Cinquefoil Coiled-beak Lousewort Bracted Lousewort White Flowers Bird’s-beak Lousewort Smooth Mtn. Dandelion Sitka Valerian Smooth Mountain Dandelion Tolmie's Saxifrage Subalpine Buttercup Valeriana sitchensis American Bistort Polygonum bistortoides Nothocalais alpestris Saxifraga tolmiei Avalanche Lily White Mountain Heather Erythronium montanum Cassiope mertensiana Beargrass Xerophyllum tenax Yellow / Orange Flowers Coiled-beak Lousewort Arrowleaf Groundsel Gray's Lovage Bracted Lousewort Marsh Marigold Broadleaf Arnica Partridge Foot Fan-leaf Cinquefoil Pasqueflower Glacier Lily Pearly Everlasting Mountain Monkeyflower Sitka Mountain Ash Tiger Lily Senecio triangularis Pedicularis contorta Pedicularis bracteosa Ligusticum grayi Arnica latifolia Caltha leptosepala Potentilla flabellifolia Luetkea pectinata Erythronium grandiflorum Anemone occidentalis Mimulus tilingii Anaphalis margaritacea Lilium columbianum Sorbus sitchensis Western Columbine Rockslide Larkspur Spreading Phlox Tolmie’s Saxifrage Ranunculus eschscholtzii Mount Rainier’s subalpine meadows receive enormous amounts of snow, giving plants only a very short summer growing season. Each plant’s energy must be spent on rapid flowering, leaving little energy to recover from damage caused by footsteps or other factors. With each step taken onto the meadows, an average of 17 plants are damaged. Even if a plant survives the weight of your footstep, it may be stunted for years. Please stay on trails or thick patches of snow to protect fragile vegetation while visiting the meadows. Harebell Showy Jacob’s Ladder 6/21 EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA w w w. n p s . g o v / m o r a

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