Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Cassiope mertensiana -- (White Heather)

photos by Susan McDougall


Cassiope mertensiana

The sepals are reddish and the petals pure white.

Location: Sluiskin Falls

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Sluiskin Falls
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Date: August 2, 2013
Cassiope mertensiana

The flowers are borne on short nodding stalks in the axils of the upper leaves. This is variety mertensiana.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7682, -121.731, 4840
Date: July 12, 2014
Cassiope mertensiana

One of the most common shrubby heathers above 5,000 feet at the Park, White Heather has scalelike leaves and solitary, bell-shaped flowers.

Location: Reflection Lakes

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes
GPS: 46.7682, -121.731, 4840
Date: July 12, 2014

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