Wenatchee Mts.

Wenatchee Mts.

Wenatchee Mountain scene with the Stuart Range in background.  Forground is Polemonium pulcherrimum v. pulcherrimum and Erigeron compositus.  Photo from the ridge above Bean Creek Basin, Ned Lowry, 1988.

For a more detailed discussion of the Wenatchee Mountains see A. Kruckeberg and C. Leuthy, Bulletin of the American Rock Garden Society, Volume 49, pp. 163-168 and for plant propagation see S. Doonan, ibid., pp. 193-206.

The Wenatchee Mountains are located in central Washington and stretch from the Cascade Mountains to the Columbia River. They are flanked on the North by US Highway 2 (Stevens Pass Highway) and on the South by Interstate 90.   US Highway 97 cuts across the range from Ellensburg to Leavenworth.

The range is made up of serpentine, sandstone, basalt, granite and a little limestone.  After the Columbia River Plateau and the Olympic Mountains, the Wenatchee has the highest number of endemics in the state.  On this page I will try to show photos of some of these and others of special interest to the rock gardener.

Scanned slide 1997, Ned M. Lowry Calochortus lyallii

Tronsen Ridge

Scanned slide 1991, Ned M. Lowry Claytonia megarhiza v. nivalis

Wenatchee endemic

Paddy-Go-Easy Pass

Scanned slide 1996, Ned M. Lowry Clematis columbiana

Tronsen Ridge

Scanned slide 1997, Ned M. Lowry Cypripedium fasciculatum

Tronsen Ridge

Scanned slide 1997, Ned M. Lowry Cypripedium montanum

Tronsen Ridge

Digital photo 28 May 2005, Ned M. Lowry Dicentra uniflora

Tronsen Ridge - Mt. Lillian

Digital photo 28 May 2005, Ned M. Lowry Douglasia nivalis v. dentata

Tronsen Ridge - Mt. Lillian

Digital photo 26 June 2004, Ned M. Lowry Lewisia rediviva

Tronsen Ridge

 

Scanned slide 1997, Ned M. Lowry Lewisia tweedyi

Washington endemic

Tronsen Ridge

Digital photo 26 June 2004, Ned M. Lowry Valeriana columbiana

Wenatchee endemic

Tronsen Ridge

Ferns  
Scanned slide 1982, Ned M. Lowry Asplenium ?viride

Beverly Creek

Scanned slide 1982, Ned M. Lowry Pellaea breweri

Beverly Creek

Scanned slide 1991, Ned M. Lowry Polystichum mohrioides

Beverly Creek

   
   

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