Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Luina hypoleuca -- (Silverback Luina)

photos by Susan McDougall


Luina hypoleuca

A fairly common plant of rocky sites, sometimes seen alongside roads on cliffs where soil seems minimal, this aster family member has attractive creamy-colored flowers composed of disk flowers only.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.76337, -121.6652, 3395
Date: July 12, 2014
Luina hypoleuca

The plants form a wide mound of leaves that are woolly beneath; the leaves are nearly uniform in size along the stout stems.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.76337, -121.6652, 3395
Date: July 12, 2014
Luina hypoleuca

The flowers are borne in densely-packed clusters and are very showy against rock faces.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 12, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.76337, -121.6652, 3395
Date: July 12, 2014

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