[Gentians West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Swamp Gentian

Gentiana douglasiana

Swamp Gentian: Gentiana douglasiana

Swamp gentian beginning to bloom in a bog along the Olympic coast, Olympic National Park..........July 26, 2014.

Swamp Gentian: Gentiana douglasiana - Habitat of Swamp Gentian: Gentiana douglasiana

Swamp Gentian: Gentiana douglasiana - Swamp Gentian: Gentiana douglasiana - Swamp Gentian: Gentiana douglasiana

Swamp Gentian: Gentiana douglasiana

Swamp gentian beginning to bloom in a bog along the Olympic coast, Olympic National Park..........July 26, 2014.

makah copper (Lycaena mariposa charlottensis)

The rare makah copper (Lycaena mariposa charlottensis) uses the flowers of Douglas' gentian as a nectar source. More photos of this butterfly can be seen here.

Paul Slichter