[The Gentian Family in Mt. Adams Country]

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian

Gentiana calycosa

Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

This mountain bog gentian was photographed at the outlet of Bird Lake on Tract D Yakama lands at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams...........August 26, 2005. Note how the corolla lobes lack spotting. The coloration of the corolla varies from light blue and lavender to dark (gentian) blue.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa) - Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Mountain bog gentian in bloom in moist areas along the climber's trail between the Bird Creek Meadows trailhead and Hellroaring Overlook, Bird Creek Meadows, Mount Adams.........July 20, 2015.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Mountain bog gentian as seen at the western edge of Bird Creek Meadows.........October 13, 2006. Note the numerous ovate-shaped leaves clustered at the base of the flower.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Commonly seen in leafy clusters, this mountain bog gentian was photographed at the outlet of Bird Lake on Tract D Yakama lands at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........August 26, 2005.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa) - Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa) - Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Mountain bog gentian as seen at the western edge of Bird Creek Meadows near upper Gotche Creek, Mt. Adams..........August 13, 2007. Note the numerous silver spots on the lobes of the corolla as well as into the interior of the flower.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa) - Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Close-up images of the flowers of mountain bog gentian as seen at the western edge of Bird Creek Meadows along the Round the Mt. Trail #9 on Mt. Adams..........October 13, 2006. Note the numerous silver spots on the lobes of the corolla as well as into the interior of the flower. Note that the leaves are opposite on the stems.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa) - Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Mountain bog gentian blooming (left) along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 in Bird Creek Meadows, southeastern corner of Mount Adams........August 13, 2013. The photo at right shows mountain bog gentian beginning to bloom along a small stream running through High Camp, northern corner of Mount Adams........August 12, 2016.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa) - Fall foliage of Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Mountain bog gentian blooming and showing fall foliage as seen in a moist meadow along the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 near Sheep Lake, Mount Adams Wilderness..........October 3, 2014.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa) - Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

Mountain bog gentians still blooming along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 just east of the junction with the Snipes Mountain Trail #11, western Bird Creek Meadows, Mount Adams.........August 30, 2018.

Explorer's Gentian, Mountain Bog Gentian, Rainier Pleated Gentian: Gentiana calycosa (Synonyms: Gentiana calycosa ssp. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa ssp. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa ssp. xantha, Gentiana calycosa var. calycosa, Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba, Gentiana calycosa var. xantha, Pneumonanthe calycosa)

The photo above shows a mass of deep blue-colored mountain bog gentian as seen at Bird Creek Meadows on Mt. Adams..........September 1, 1996.

Paul Slichter