Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Luzula piperi -- (Piper's Woodrush)

photos by Susan McDougall


Luzula piperi

The capsules are dark brown and egg-shaped.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9157, -121.6709, 6871
Date: August 7, 2014
Luzula piperi

The panicle of small flowers nods on long stems. The leaves are thick. Here the plant grows near a trail.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9157, -121.6709, 6871
Date: August 7, 2014
Luzula piperi

Common in the subalpine region on open, dry sites, this is a tufted woodrush, up to two feet tall but much less in harsher conditions. The stigmas are bright white and the scale-like petals are dark brown.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9157, -121.6709, 6871
Date: August 7, 2014

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