Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Equisetum telmateia -- (Giant Horsetail)

photos by Susan McDougall


Equisetum telmateia

The sterile, branched stems of this horsetail are as much as 40 inches in height. It is common in lowland wet habitats.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7497, -121.8152
Date: May 18, 2014
Equisetum telmateia

The fertile stems have 15-30 "teeth" and the cones are three inches tall.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7497, -121.8152
Date: May 18, 2014

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