Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Arceuthobium campylopodum -- (Western Dwarf Mistletoe)

photos by Susan McDougall


Arceuthobium campylopodum

Blending with the host tree, the short stems of mistletoe are not always easy to see. Here the fruits are clustered on a short stalk on Western Hemlock.

Location: White River entrance station, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 19, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
White River entrance station, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9018, -121.5551, 3500
Date: August 19, 2016
Arceuthobium campylopodum

The yellowish-green plants are parasitic to the host tree. Here the stiff stems form a small clump on Pacific Silver Fir.

Location: White River entrance station, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 19, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
White River entrance station, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9018, -121.5551, 3500
Date: August 19, 2016
Arceuthobium campylopodum

The stems are branched, and the leaves have been reduced to scales. The seeds are expelled and stick to the surface where they land.

Location: White River entrance station, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 19, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
White River entrance station, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9018, -121.5551, 3500
Date: August 19, 2016

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