Hood Bear Grass
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|I took this photo on the way back from our Chinidere Mountain hike up from Wahtum Lake in the Columbia Wilderness Area. |
From Paul Slichter's Web Site
Bear Grass (Xerophyllum tenax)
Bear grass is an attractive perennial wildflower, especially while in bloom. The leaves are in basal clumps. Individual leaves are tough and very long and linear, measuring from 15-60 cm long and from 1.5-4 mm wide. The thick stem can measure up to 150 cm high. Many thin leaves are found on the stems (See photo at right.), with these reduced in size upwards up the stem.
The attractive inflorescence of many white flowers is short and closely flowered at first, but elongates up to as much as 50 cm long late in bloom. The 6 white tepals are oblong in shape and measure from 6-8 mm long. The stamens are equal in length or longer than the tepals.
Bear grass may be found in moist meadows and in open woods in the mountains. It is found near sea level on the Olympic Peninsula and up to 7000' in the Rocky Mts.
Bear grass may be found from British Columbia south through the Cascade Mts. to California and east to the Rocky Mts. in Idaho and Montana. It is also found in the Olympic Mts.
In the Columbia River Gorge it may be found between the elevations of 400'-4600' from Silver Star Mt. east towards the Little White Salmon River.
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Outstanding composition with fantastic elements.
Great DOF and exposure.
A beautiful image.
- [2006-06-22 13:20]
Great picture with a lovely composition. I want to be on tht hike!
- [2006-06-22 15:26]
Lori, you are a marvel with your walks in the wild!! Awesome view here, and the mountain in the BG and those stunning flowers in the front - all just so good. BRAVO!
- [2006-06-22 15:49]
What a place to walk! A great lanscape and a beautiful flowers!
TFS, Josť M.
Hello Lori, excllent photo, perfect details, great colors, Perfct Job, TFS kyle
Where was I??? Oh yeah, at [email protected]#%$! Nice shot with the bear grass in the foreground and mountain in the back.
- [2006-07-21 22:11]
Great landscape, Lori. I like the combination of fg, mg, and bg elements.
P.S. Funny how the bear grass and its environment can be so similar, even far apart, like in Glacier National Park.