Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Luetkea pectinata -- (Partridgefoot)

photos by Susan McDougall


Luetkea pectinata

Very common in subalpine meadows and dry slopes, and often behaving nearly as a disturbance species, the flowers of this Rose Family member are borne in compact racemes.

Location: Park road near Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Park road near Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7672, -121.7221, 4860
Date: July 1, 2014
Luetkea pectinata

As the photo shows, the plants can form large mats, growing from creeping, woody stems. The leaves remain green through the winter.

Location: Park road near Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Park road near Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7672, -121.7221, 4860
Date: July 1, 2014
Luetkea pectinata

Several seeds are densely packed in follicles.

Location: Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: October 14, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7672, -121.7221, 4860
Date: October 14, 2013

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