Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Hemitomes congestum -- (Gnome-plant)

photos by Susan McDougall


Hemitomes congestum

Gnome-plant grows in lowland dense forests and is a ground-hugging plant. When seen, it is unmistakable.

Location: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 25, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7510, -121.813, 2795
Date: June 25, 2015
Hemitomes congestum

Rare, but in some years found in considerable numbers, often in clonelike colonies, the pink flowers are bell-shaped. The plants lack green leaves.

Location: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 25, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7510, -121.813, 2795
Date: June 25, 2015

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