Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Arnica gracilis -- (Alpine arnica)

photos by Susan McDougall


Arnica gracilis

More common east of the Cascades, this arnica is rare at the Park. Here it grows at high elevation on the Crystal Mountain ridgeline.

Location: Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9457, -121.502
Date: August 8, 2014
Arnica gracilis

The basal leaves are broad and borne on long stems; the stem leaves are toothed, with the middle leaves larger than the ones near the base.

Location: Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9457, -121.502
Date: August 8, 2014

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