Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Erythronium grandiflorum -- (Glacier Lily)

photos by Susan McDougall


Erythronium grandiflorum

Popping through the snow, the bright yellow flower of Glacier Lily is often a harbinger of Spring, but here it emerges much later in a lingering patch.

Location: Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 18, 2011

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
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Date: August 18, 2011
Erythronium grandiflorum

The flowers are sweet-scented and usually borne singly on foot-tall stems. Masses of blossoms may transform an entire hillside, as in Paradise Valley along the Park road.

Location: Shadow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 5, 2008

Author: Susan McDougall
Shadow Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
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Date: July 5, 2008
Erythronium grandiflorum

The leaves are narrowed to a broad stalk, and the petals are wide near the base. Common in meadows, this species grows in subalpine habitat throughout the Park.

Location: Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 9, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7875, -121.7341, 5451
Date: July 9, 2014

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