Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Botrychium simplex -- (Little grapefern)

photos by Susan McDougall


Botrychium simplex

Rare at the Park, and only a couple of inches tall, this is an easily overlooked grapefern. It is a species of middle elevations where it grows on wet, rocky sites. Grapeferns are members of the Adder's-Tongue Family (Ophioglossaceae).

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7666, -121.6348
Date: July 1, 2014
Botrychium simplex

The leaves are rounded across the end and square at the base. Little Grapefern grows on wet, rocky sites with thin soils.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7666, -121.6348
Date: July 1, 2014

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