Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Dodecatheon jeffreyi -- (Jeffrey's Shooting Star)

photos by Susan McDougall


Dodecatheon jeffreyi

Here is a rare mutant form of this common subalpine species. The petals and stems are pale, and some of the flowers have not fully developed.

Location: Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2012

Author: Susan McDougall
Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 29, 2012
Dodecatheon jeffreyi

The normal form of this shooting star shows a plant with basal leaves and flowering stems that may reach nearly two feet tall.

Location: Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 18, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7829, -121.7356, 5237
Date: June 18, 2013
Dodecatheon jeffreyi

The five rose-purple petals are sharply reflexed, giving a distinctive appearance to the flower. The leaves are narrowed at the base, oblong, and somewhat stiff.

Location: Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 18, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7829, -121.7356, 5237
Date: June 18, 2013

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