Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Arnica lanceolata -- (Streambank arnica)

photos by Susan McDougall


Arnica lanceolata

Rare at the Park, this arnica is more typically found on the east side of the Cascades. Here it is growing at high elevation on rocky slopes.

Location: Second Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Second Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9086, -121.6868
Date: August 26, 2014
Arnica lanceolata

The leaves are toothed and not much reduced in size along the stem. There are several flowering heads.

Location: Second Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Second Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9086, -121.6868
Date: August 26, 2014
Arnica lanceolata

The plants are glandular-hairy and the toothed leaves clasp the stem. Formerly named Arnica amplexicaulis, this plant often grows near streams, although in these photos it is established on rocky sites. This is subspecies prima.

Location: Highway 410 below Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 28, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 410 below Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8683, -121.5372, 5190
Date: June 28, 2016

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