Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Heterocodon rariflorum -- (Western Pearlflower)

photos by Susan McDougall


Heterocodon rariflorum

Known from one location along the Stevens Canyon road, this sprawling plant grows with Brewer's Monkeyflower. The flowers on the lower stems often fail to develop, as shown in the photo. When they appear, the flowers are small, blue bells.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7641, -121.6661, 3418
Date: June 22, 2016
Heterocodon rariflorum

The small flower in the middle is Brewer's Monkeyflower. Western Pearlflower is an annual with lax stems, and alternate leaves that are sharply toothed. It is more typically found east of the Cascades.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7641, -121.6661, 3418
Date: June 22, 2016

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