Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex mertensii -- (Merten's Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex mertensii

Often very tall, but sometimes reduced in stature in poor habitat, this is a common middle to high elevation sedge; here it is seen growing on a rocky site near the Nisqually River. The plants have flat leaves, tall stems, and large flowering heads composed of 5-8 spikes.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 4, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7386, -121.913, 2062
Date: June 4, 2014

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