Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Anemone occidentalis -- (Western anemone)

photos by Susan McDougall


Anemone occidentalis

Common in subalpine meadows, this species often flowers as the snow melts. The elongated, fuzzy seed heads are distinctive, and the plants are covered with whitish hairs.

Location: Skyline Trail to Sluiskin Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail to Sluiskin Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.79075, -121.7171
Date: August 2, 2013
Anemone occidentalis

The leaves are basal and divided 3 or 4 times. There are 6 or 7 whitish sepals. The flowering stems often poke above the surrounding vegetation.

Location: Skyline Trail to Sluiskin Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail to Sluiskin Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.79075, -121.7171
Date: August 2, 2013
Anemone occidentalis

The flowers lack petals; the white color derives from the 6 or 7 sepals that are sometimes bluish beneath. This species is a member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) Family.

Location: Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 29, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.87, -121.519
Date: June 29, 2016

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