Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Cerastium arvense -- (Field Chickweed)

photos by Susan McDougall


Cerastium arvense

The deeply notched petals of the attractive flowers of this chickweed are a half-inch in length. This is subspecies strictum.

Location: Ipsut Pass trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9514, -121.8680
Date: July 22, 2015
Cerastium arvense

The leaves are arranged in small bundles on the upper stems, which are up to 15 inches tall. A species of middle to subalpine elevation, this chickweed is typically found in dry, open habitat.

Location: Ipsut Pass trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9514, -121.8680
Date: July 22, 2015

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