Bear Grass!

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Bear grass is found in open forests and meadows at sub alpine and low alpine elevations in the western United States and British Columbia. It is commonly found under alpine larch and whitebark pine stands on cold, rocky sites at upper timberlines.

Bear grass is a fire-resistant species that is one of the first plants to grow after a fire. Beargrass, and many other native plants, need periodic burns to produce strong, new growth.

The flowers of bear grass grow on a stalk that can be 6 feet tall with many small flowers. Each flower is creamy white, and saucer shaped, and has a sweet

aroma. The entire flower looks a little like fluffy, upside down ice cream cone. Bear grass tends to flower in 5 to 7 year cycles. After the fruit sets, the plant dies. It reproduces by seed, and by sending out offshoots from its rhizomes.

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Comments (14)

Nam Tuan on January 14, 2013

Wonderful color and landscape, very beautiful photo. I really like it!

Doug Best on January 14, 2013

Nam Tuan,

Thank you for your kind comments and Like!

Best Regards from Central Ohio, Doug

Vanni Lazzari on January 16, 2013

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

Doug Best on January 17, 2013

Hello Vanni Lazzari - VL E…,

Thank you for visiting and Like!

Friendly Greetings from Central Ohio!


Ladush on January 25, 2013

Beautiful view!

Doug Best on January 25, 2013


Thank you for your visit, kind comment and Like!

Best Regards, Doug

idahodon on January 26, 2013

Excellent photo! L+F! Kindest wishes, Don.

Doug Best on January 26, 2013


Thank You for the L+F!

Best Regards from snowy central Ohio!


Wonderful photo! Like!

Nadia Kushnir on January 26, 2013

Very nice! LIKE! Best regards. Nadia.

Doug Best on January 27, 2013

Hello Nadia,

Thank you for your kind comments and Like!

Friendly Greetings from Central Ohio!


j... on February 2, 2013

wspaniale...galeria na medal Jola z Polski

Doug Best on February 2, 2013


Thank you for your kind comment and Like!

Friendly Greetings from Central Ohio!


James Bian on March 6, 2013

Excellent composition, beautiful landscape. Like

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 31, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Doug Best
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2009/07/16 00:55:40
    • Exposure: 0.077s (1/13)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash