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What

gnome plant Hemitomes congestum

Observer

podiceps

Date

June 25, 2015

Place

Longmire Meadow (Google, OSM)

Description

Large clump of this unusual plant that lacks chlorophyll and probably is parasitic on fungi.

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What

Packera flettii

Observer

podiceps

Date

June 26, 2015

Place

Owyhigh Lakes (Google, OSM)

Description

Rare at the mountain, there were several plants tucked amongst the rocks.

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What

Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides

Observer

hawnzd

Date

June 11, 2015

Place

Sunrise (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Raven Corvus corax

Observer

hawnzd

Date

June 11, 2015

Place

Fremont Lookout (Google, OSM)

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What

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrels Genus Callospermophilus

Observer

hawnzd

Date

June 11, 2015

Place

Fremont Lookout (Google, OSM)

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What

Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus

Observer

hawnzd

Date

June 11, 2015

Place

Fremont Lookout (Google, OSM)

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What

Purple Martin Progne subis

Observer

hawnzd

Date

June 29, 2015

Place

Owen Beach (Google, OSM)

Description

This bird was observed sitting on the railing along the dock not seeming to care about the people walking by.

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What

Egg-yolk Jelly Phacellophora camtschatica

Observer

hawnzd

Date

June 29, 2015

Place

Owen Beach (Google, OSM)

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What

American Pika Ochotona princeps

Observer

hawnzd

Date

July 2, 2015

Place

Mount Rainier Frozen Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

Observed for several minutes eating before it retreated into the talus.

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What

Alpine Aster Aster alpinus

Observer

dhouck

Date

June 17, 2015

Place

Skyline Trail (Google, OSM)

Description

SYN: Aster alpigenus

Genus changed to Oreostemma in 2010.

There are three varieties of which ours is var. alpigenus.

Note thin oblanceolate (grass like) leaves with rounded tips. Prostate reddish-purple hairless flower stem that upturns to single flower.

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What

Jeffrey's Shootingstar Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi

Observer

dhouck

Date

June 17, 2015

Place

Skyline Trail (Google, OSM)

Description

ITIS in 2011 changed the name Dodecatheon jeffreyi and its two subspecies (ours is subsp. jeffreyi) to Primula jeffreyi.

The only shooting star found on Mt. Rainier. It usually has 5 and sometime 4 petals that are rose-purple with white near the base with a red ring. One flower seems to have 6 petals which is uncommon. Found at high elevations >4,000 ft. in wet seeps.

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What

common seastar Asterias rubens

Observer

felix2

Date

June 10, 2015

Place

Titlow beach, Tacoma Wa (Google, OSM)

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What

Sea Monster?

Observer

felix2

Date

June 10, 2015

Place

Titlow beach, Tacoma Wa (Google, OSM)

Description

Pink, slimy creature, much like a sea cucumber and a, as best as I can describe, one end that looked like a bouquet of flowers. Unraveled, it is a few inches long.

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What

Tolmie's Beardtongue Penstemon procerus var. tolmiei

Observer

dhouck

Date

August 29, 2012

Place

Wonderland Trail_Panhandle Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Compare this flower to the yellow version found on Skyline Trail. Same variety of the same species?

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What

Tolmie's Beardtongue Penstemon procerus var. tolmiei

Observer

dhouck

Date

June 17, 2015

Place

Skyline Trail (Google, OSM)

Description

This is a strange one. For some reason Cronquist classified the flower as a variety of a dark purple penstemon and not P. confertus, the Yellow Penstemon. In looking at descriptions the only reason I can find is based on location and elevation. P. confertus is found in montane forest openings at mid-elevations just east of Mt. Rainier while P. procerus var. tomiei is found at high elevations in the Cascades and Olympics which this one was. One can find the same variety but still purple also on Mt. Rainier. Either someone has this variety wrong, habitat and elevation trump morphology, and/or that is some unique plasticity.

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What

Magenta Paintbrush Castilleja parviflora var. oreopola

Observer

dhouck

Date

June 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Avalanche lily Erythronium montanum

Observer

dhouck

Date

June 17, 2015

Place

Skyline Trail (Google, OSM)

Description

Erythronium montanum, White Avalanche-lily, Avalanche Lily

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What

Pedicularis rainierensis

Observer

dhouck

Date

August 13, 2013

Place

High Lakes Trail (Google, OSM)

Description

Pedicularis rainierensis, Mt. Rainier Lousewort

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What

Red Wolf Canis rufus

Observer

red_wolf

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

a red wolf

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Palo Agoseris Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Observer

dhouck

Date

August 29, 2012

Place

Wonderland Trail_Panhandle Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala, Pale Agoseris, Short-beaked goseris

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What

alpine sorrel Oxyria digyna

Observer

dhouck

Date

August 29, 2012

Place

Wonderland Trail_Panhandle Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Oxyria digyna, Alpine Mountainsorrel

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What

explorer's gentian Gentiana calycosa

Observer

dhouck

Date

August 29, 2012

Place

Wonderland Trail_Panhandle Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Gentiana calycosa, Rainer Pleated Gentian, Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian

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What

Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 12:23 PM PDT

Place

Sunrise, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

I always like to look down from ridges to see if I can spot wildlife. In this case, I was lucky and saw a pair of mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus). (They are to the left center of the photo... trust me). I wonder if goats and other grazing animals are the reason that many of these alpine meadows are relatively tree free.
Elevation 1950 meters (6400 feet)
Trail to Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_122351

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What

Giant red Indian paintbrush Castilleja miniata

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 12:19 PM PDT

Place

Sunrise, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Castilleja miniata budding and flowering
Elevation 1950 meters (6400 feet)
Trail to Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_121938

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What

coast range lomatium Lomatium martindalei

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 12:15 PM PDT

Place

Sunrise, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Lomatium martindalei (coast range lomatium) budding
Elevation 1950 meters (6400 feet)
Trail to Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_121528

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What

parsley fern Cryptogramma crispa

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 12:03 PM PDT

Place

Sunrise, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Cryptogramma crispa
(parsley fern) growing in rock crevices
This fern has fertile fronds above and vegetive fronds below.
Elevation 1950 meters (6400 feet)
Trail to Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_120322

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What

Small-flower Beardtongue Penstemon procerus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 11:14 AM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Penstemon procerus budding
Elevation 2100 meters (6900 feet)
Fremont Lookout Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_111448

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What

Avalanche lily Erythronium montanum

Observer

ehamel

Date

June 8, 2015 06:56 AM PDT

Place

46.8256..., -121.63... (Google, OSM)

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What

Avalanche lily Erythronium montanum

Observer

ehamel

Date

June 8, 2015 06:56 AM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier National Park (Google, OSM)

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What

Pyrola-leaf Buckwheat Eriogonum pyrolifolium

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 11:24 AM PDT

Place

Sunrise, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Eriogonum pyrolifolium
Alpine buckwheat
Elevation 2100 meters (6900 feet)
Fremont Lookout Trail
IMG_20150612_112413
Mount Rainier National Park

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What

Dwarf Lupine Lupinus lepidus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 11:14 AM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Lupinus lepidus var. lobbii
Dwarf Lupine
Elevation 2100 meters (6900 feet)
Fremont Lookout Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_111431

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What

Yellow Mountain-heath Phyllodoce glanduliflora

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 11:13 AM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Phyllodoce glanduliflora
Yellow Mountain Heather
Elevation 2100 meters (6900 feet)
Fremont Lookout Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_111323

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What

Spreading Phlox Phlox diffusa ssp. longistylis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 11:13 AM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Phlox diffusa
Spreading Phlox
Elevation 2100 meters (6900 feet)
Fremont Lookout Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_111316

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What

Shrubby Cinquefoil Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 11:12 AM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Dasiphora floribunda
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Elevation 2100 meters (6900 feet)
Fremont Lookout Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_111233

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What

Rockslide Larkspur Delphinium glareosum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 11:12 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Delphinium glareosum
Rockslide Larkspur
Scree and Talus slope
Elevation 2100 meters (6900 feet)
Fremont Lookout Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_111224

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What

Cliff Indian-paintbrush Castilleja rupicola

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 11:04 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Castilleja rupicola (I think)
growing with Phyllodoce empetriformis, Pink Mountain Heather
2200 meters (7200 feet)
Fremont Lookout trail, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_110404

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What

Davidson's Penstemon Penstemon davidsonii

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 10:46 AM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Penstemon davidsonii
2200 meters (7200 feet)
Fremont Lookout trail, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_104600

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What

Elegant Polemonium Polemonium elegans

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 10:45 AM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Polemonium elegans
2200 meters (7200 feet)
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...
Fremont Lookout trail, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_104543

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What

Red Mountain-heather Phyllodoce empetriformis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 09:03 AM PDT

Place

Sunrise, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Phyllodoce empetriformis
Pink Mountain Heather
Trail from Sunrise to Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_090308

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What

Yellow Mountain-heath Phyllodoce glanduliflora

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 09:03 AM PDT

Place

Sunrise, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Phyllodoce glanduliflora
Yellow Mountain Heather
Trail from Sunrise to Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_090302

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What

Western White Pine Pinus monticola

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 08:49 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Pinus monticola,
Western white pine
Trail from Sunrise to Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_084948

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What

Western anemone Anemone occidentalis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 12, 2015 08:19 AM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Anemone occidentalis
Western Pasque Flower
Trail from Sunrise to Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
IMG_20150612_081944

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What

Showy Jacob's-ladder Polemonium pulcherrimum var. pulcherrimum

Observer

wisel

Date

August 24, 2005

Place

Spray Park, Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)

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nodding semaphore grass Pleuropogon refractus

Observer

wisel

Date

August 24, 2005

Place

Spray Park, Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)

Description

P. refractus refractus in Biek.

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What

Whitebark Pine Pinus albicaulis

Observer

wisel

Date

August 24, 2005

Place

(Somewhere...)

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alpine sandwort Minuartia obtusiloba

Observer

wisel

Date

August 24, 2005

Place

Spray Park, Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)

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What

Short-style Sticky Tofieldia Triantha occidentalis ssp. brevistyla

Observer

wisel

Date

August 1, 2006

Place

Spray Park, Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)

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What

Tauschia stricklandii

Observer

wisel

Date

August 1, 2006

Place

Spray Park, Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)

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What

Parrot's-beak Pedicularis racemosa ssp. racemosa

Observer

wisel

Date

August 1, 2006

Place

Spray Park, Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)

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What

ducksbill lousewort Pedicularis ornithorhyncha

Observer

wisel

Date

August 1, 2006

Place

Spray Park, Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)