Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Juncus mertensianus -- (Mertens's Rush)

photos by Susan McDougall


Juncus mertensianus

The leaves are enrolled and the plants range from small to about 3 feet in height. Most often the heads are solitary.

Location: Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.783, -121.7424, 5285
Date: August 4, 2013
Juncus mertensianus

Probably the most common rush from middle to high subalpine sites, it grows in meadows and moist habitats. The dark, rounded heads are an excellent field mark for this robust rush.

Location: Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.783, -121.7424, 5285
Date: August 4, 2013

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