Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Antennaria rosea -- (Rosy Pussytoes)

photos by Susan McDougall


Antennaria rosea

Members of the Aster family, there are several Antennaria species at the Park. This one has very woolly leaves that are somewhat spoon-shaped and stems and flowering stems that lack glands.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7667, -121.6351, 3069
Date: August 3, 2014
Antennaria rosea

Certainly the most beautiful Pussytoe flower, "Rosy" refers to pinkish bracts; the disk flowers are white. This species is fairly common, particularly on dryish sites, typically above 5,000 feet.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7656, -121.6359, 3037
Date: June 11, 2014

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