Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Arnica parryi -- (Nodding arnica)

presented by Susan McDougall

Arnica parryi

A species of subalpine meadows and forest borders, this arnica lacks rays. In some locations, such as along the Dege Peak trail, there are groups of tall stems, flowering late in the season.

Author: Susan McDougall
Shadow Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9138, -121.6483
Date: July 25, 2014
Arnica parryi

The stems bear 3-10 nodding heads of rayless flowers; the stems are both glandular and hairy. The leaves are toothed and hairy.

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 410, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9229, -121.5338, 3542
Date: July 31, 2014
Arnica parryi

The seed heads are large, resembling dandelions.

Author: Susan McDougall
Dege Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9184, -121.6390, 6634
Date: September 7, 2016

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