A subalpine aster with woolly leaves that grows on harsh, rocky sites or in dry meadows above 5,000 feet at the Park.
Location: Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: August 26, 2014
The stems are only about six inches tall, and the leaves are whitish-hairy. The flowers are solitary and composed of rays only. This is variety dasycephala.
Location: Dege Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: August 9, 2016