Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex leporinella -- (Little Hare Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex leporinella

This sedge is rare at the Park; here it grows on a rocky seasonally wet slope along the Comet Falls trail. It is small and tufted, with inrolled leaves.

Location: Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7886, -121.7833, 4497
Date: July 10, 2014
Carex leporinella

The spikes are arranged in a loose cluster, with the female at the top, and the sacks surrounding the seeds (the perigynia) are gold-colored.

Location: Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7886, -121.7833, 4497
Date: July 10, 2014

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