Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Calyptridium umbellatum -- (Pussypaws)

photos by Susan McDougall


Calyptridium umbellatum

A common subalpine species, growing to elevations of 9,000 feet, the flowers of this ground-hugging plant are dense heads on short stems, composed of papery sepals and white or pink petals.

Location: Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9180, -121.6673
Date: August 7, 2014
Calyptridium umbellatum

The plants form a prostrate mat on rocky and sandy soils. This species was formerly named Cistanthe umbellata.

Location: Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Frozen Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9180, -121.6673
Date: August 7, 2014

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