Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Allotropa virgata -- (Sugarstick)

photos by Susan McDougall


Allotropa virgata

Uncommon at the Park, this plant lacks green leaves. The thick stem is colored red-and-white; there are tiny scalelike leaves.

Location: Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 20, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7404, -121.5667, 1882
Date: June 20, 2014
Allotropa virgata

The flowers are composed of sepals only. Sugarstick grows in low elevation forests.

Location: Between Tahoma Creek and Kautz Creek, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Between Tahoma Creek and Kautz Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7360, -121.877, 2309
Date: June 22, 2016

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