Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Heuchera micrantha -- (Crevice Alumroot)

photos by Susan McDougall


Heuchera micrantha

The leaves are longer than broad and the deep lobes are sharply toothed in variety diversifolia.

Location: Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9520, -121.8673
Date: July 22, 2015
Heuchera micrantha

The flowering stems of this variety are hairy.

Location: Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9520, -121.8673
Date: July 22, 2015
Heuchera micrantha

There are two varieties of this alumroot at the Park. This photo is of the rare one, variety diversifolia, which grows near Ipsut Pass on the north side of the Park.

Location: Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9520, -121.8673
Date: July 22, 2015
Heuchera micrantha

The flowers of the two varieties are similar. They are small with white petals and glandular branches. This is variety micrantha.

Location: White River road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
White River road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9520, -121.8673
Date: July 22, 2015
Heuchera micrantha

This is variety micranttha. The leaves are shallowly lobed and rounded. A middle elevation species, it grows on dry banks and cliffs and is most common on the west side of the Park.

Location: White River road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
White River road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9520, -121.8673
Date: July 22, 2015

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