Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Caltha leptosepala -- (Elkslip marsh-marigold)

photos by Susan McDougall


Caltha leptosepala

A buttercup of wet, middle elevation to subalpine sites, often growing in standing water, this species flowers early in the season.

Location: Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 19, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9341, -121.8633
Date: July 19, 2014
Caltha leptosepala

The leaves are rounded to oval; at one time the species was separated into subspecies based upon the leaf shape. The flowers lack petals, but the sepals are broad and showy.

Location: Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 9, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7704, -121.7156, 4615
Date: July 9, 2014
Caltha leptosepala

There are one to two flowers per stem.

Location: Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 9, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7704, -121.7156, 4615
Date: July 9, 2014

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