Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Douglasia laevigata -- (Cliff-Primrose)

photos by Susan McDougall


Douglasia laevigata

Tufted and low, this Primrose Family member grows on rocky sites above 6,000 feet; here it is tucked among the rocks on the summit of Dege Peak. The leaves are spoon-shaped and fringed with tiny hairs.

Location: Dege Peak summit, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Dege Peak summit, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9185, -121.9611, 6984
Date: August 9, 2016
Douglasia laevigata

When in flower (which apparently did not happen this particular year) the plants are more noticeable; the flowers are pink and tubular and borne in an umbel on a leafless stem.

Location: Dege Peak summit, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Dege Peak summit, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9185, -121.9611, 6984
Date: August 9, 2016

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