Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Clinopodium douglasii -- (Yerba Buena)

photos by Susan McDougall


Clinopodium douglasii

This is a beautiful little mint, quite uncommon at the Park, but sometimes encountered alongside roads at low elevations. The toothed leaves are evergreen, oval and sometimes hairy, and purplish beneath.

Location: Kautz Creek, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Kautz Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.736, -121.8548, 2401
Date: July 8, 2014
Clinopodium douglasii

Yerba Buena grows as a groundcover with slender, woody stems. The dried leaves make a fine tea.

Location: Kautz Creek, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Kautz Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.736, -121.8548, 2401
Date: July 8, 2014

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