Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Equisetum variegatum -- (Northern Scouring-rush)

photos by Susan McDougall


Equisetum variegatum

The conelike structures are less than a centimeter tall.

Location: Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9447, -121.886
Date: August 3, 2016
Equisetum variegatum

Known from a single location at the Park, the stems are unbranched and have about 5-10 grooves. The cones are small.

Location: Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9447, -121.886
Date: August 3, 2016
Equisetum variegatum

The many stems are growing near the edge of a wet meadow. This is subspecies variegatum.

Location: Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9447, -121.886
Date: August 3, 2016

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