Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex aquatilis -- (Water sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex aquatilis

There are two varieties of this attractive sedge. This one, variety dives, is rare at the Park; it grows in wet meadows and along lake shores and ponds.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7513, -121.8131
Date: July 11, 2014
Carex aquatilis

A low-to-middle elevation, tall sedge, of wet meadows. The female spike, shown in the photo, is bicolored. This is variety aquatilis.

Location: Meadow south of Cayuse Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Meadow south of Cayuse Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8656, -121.5389
Date: July 22, 2014

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