Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Adenocaulon bicolor -- (American trailplant)

photos by Susan McDougall


Adenocaulon bicolor

A member of the Aster Family, Trail Plant has small white flowers borne on tall stems. This plant is most common in low elevation forests although it ranges as high as 6,500 feet; it is often seen alongside trails.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.73902, -121.9119
Date: July 8, 2014
Adenocaulon bicolor

The common name refers to the contrasting color between the top of the leaf (green) and the underside (whitish). When the leaf is turned over it can indicate a trail.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.73902, -121.9119
Date: July 8, 2014

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