Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Aquilegia formosa -- (Western columbine)

presented by Susan McDougall

Aquilegia formosa

Locally common alongside roads, trails, in meadows, this species is a member of the Buttercup Family, although the complex flower does not bear an obvious resemblance to other buttercups.

Author: Susan McDougall
Naches Peak trail
GPS: 46.8626, -121.5093, 5770
Date: August 3, 2013
Aquilegia formosa

The sepals are red and the yellow petals are tubular and hang downward.

Author: Susan McDougall
Mile 2, Highway 706, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.740, -121.882
Date: June 5, 2014

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