Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Cardamine occidentalis -- (Western Bittercress)

photos by Susan McDougall


Cardamine occidentalis

The base of the stems of this bittercress are enlarged, and the 1-2 foot stems sometimes lean over. There are a few pinnately-divided basal leaves and the stem leaves are reduced in size. The flowers have four white petals.

Location: Glacier Basin Trail

Date: July 13, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Glacier Basin Trail
GPS: 46.8996, -121.6713, 4990
Date: July 13, 2016
Cardamine occidentalis

Rare in the Park, this is a species of open subalpine habitat.

Location: Glacier Basin Trail

Date: July 13, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Glacier Basin Trail
GPS: 46.8996, -121.6713, 4990
Date: July 13, 2016

Index
All images are the property of Susan McDougall.
Comments about these photo pages should be directed to podicepswa@gmail.com