Mt. Rainier

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

photos 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.

Location: Shadow Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 25, 2014

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.

Location: Highway 410, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 31, 2014

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.

Location: Dege Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 7, 2016

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

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