Idaho Nature Trails

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Beargrass (Closeup)


Beargrass


Beargrass is found growing at 4,000 feet and above (a good marker for elevation.) It has a heavenly aroma and the elk love to eat the flowers. The grassy part below grows in huge, shiny, dark green clumps, which is very slippery. Open mountainsides are covered with it in late June/July.

Toni



Posted by Big Piney Woods Cats at 7:18 AM

1 Comments

  • Blogger The Red Queen posted at 5:39 PM  
    Toni, Thanks for the education here. We saw these last year on a trip up to Lunch Peak and called them qtip flowers because in our unknowingness that was what they looked like. I have put up a lot of photos in the last two days on my site also- come and visit.
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