Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Aconitum columbianum -- (Columbian Monkshood)

photos by Susan McDougall


Aconitum columbianum

The striking large purple flowers, borne in a tall raceme, are an unmistakable field mark for this uncommon Buttercup Family member. The leaves are palmately lobed and six inches wide, and the uppermost large sepal is curved over the rest of the flower like a helmet.

Location: Below Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 18, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Below Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8674, -121.5254, 4915
Date: August 18, 2016

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