Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Arnica mollis -- (Hairy arnica)

photos by Susan McDougall


Arnica mollis

Most common in open, wet sites, this is a middle to subalpine elevation Aster Family member. The glandular-hairy stems are solitary, with long basal leaves.

Location: Skyline Trail, upper Paradise River, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, upper Paradise River, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8626, -121.7167
Date: August 2, 2013
Arnica mollis

The inflorescence is composed of 1-3 heads of bright yellow, rounded flowers.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 21, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7664, -121.6702, 3479
Date: June 21, 2014
Arnica mollis

The leaves have short stalks or none at all. The basal leaves are as much as 6 inches in length.

Location: Dege Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 7, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Dege Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9188, -121.6369, 6692
Date: September 7, 2016

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