Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Hippuris montana -- (mountain mare's-tail)

photos by Susan McDougall


Hippuris montana

The leaves of this species are very narrow and whorled, with 5-6 leaves at each node. The plants spread by rootstocks, typically occupying very wet ground.

Location: Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 17, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7772, -121.7361, 4944
Date: August 17, 2016
Hippuris montana

The plants are about four inches tall, and the flowers are almost invisible, lacking both petals and sepals.

Location: Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 17, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7772, -121.7361, 4944
Date: August 17, 2016

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