Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Arnica cordifolia -- (Heartleaf Arnica)

photos by Susan McDougall


Arnica cordifolia

More common east of the Cascade Crest, this species grows in small numbers along the slopes of Crystal Peak. The flowers are borne in groups of 1-3 on long stalks. The bracts are hairy, and the rays nearly an inch in length.

Location: Crystal Peak Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 28, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Peak Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.908, -121.527, 5251
Date: July 28, 2016
Arnica cordifolia

The heart-shaped leaves are a good field mark for this species; they are borne on stalks approximately the same length as the leaf.

Location: Crystal Peak Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 28, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Peak Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.908, -121.527, 5251
Date: July 28, 2016

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