Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Aruncus dioicus -- (Goat's-beard)

photos by Susan McDougall


Aruncus dioicus

Common on damp sites at low to middle elevations, this is a perennial that resembles a shrub. Female and male flowers are borne on separate plants; the photo is of the female flowers. This is variety acuminatus.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7775, -121.8804, 3095
Date: July 8, 2014
Aruncus dioicus

A Rose Family member that may reach 6 feet or more in height, Goat's Beard has pinnately divided leaves that are up to four inches in length. The photo is of male flowers.

Location: Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 20, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7409, -121.5676
Date: June 20, 2014

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