[Groundsmokes of Mt. Adams]

Racemed Groundsmoke ?

Gayophytum racemosum (or G. humile ?)


The photos on this page show what might be an unidentified Gayophytum. Note how small the flowers are, and how the sepals begin to turn downward as the flowers open. Note also the mountain navarretia (Navarretia divaricata) at lower right in the photo above. Photographed at about 4100' on a rocky bald atop the ridge dividing the Dairy Creek and Cougar Creek drainages at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........................June 13, 2005. Note also how the leaves are much longer than the internodes.

Paul Slichter