Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Leptarrhena pyrolifolia -- (Leather-leaf Saxifrage)

photos by Susan McDougall


Leptarrhena pyrolifolia

The fruits are a pair of follicles and quite showy. They are distinctive.

Location: Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 15, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7830, -121.7358, 5223
Date: August 15, 2014
Leptarrhena pyrolifolia

The evergreen leaves are thick and leathery and arranged in a basal rosette.

Location: Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 9, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7853, -121.7387, 5394
Date: July 9, 2014
Leptarrhena pyrolifolia

A common saxifrage from middle to subalpine elevations, the compact flowering head is composed of small flowers with five petals.

Location: Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 9, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise picnic area, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7853, -121.7387, 5394
Date: July 9, 2014

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