Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Luzula hitchcockii -- (Smooth Woodrush)

photos by Susan McDougall


Luzula hitchcockii

Each stems bears a few small clusters of flowers and there are and three seeds in each capsule.

Location: Comet Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Comet Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.791, -121.7829, 4981
Date: July 10, 2014
Luzula hitchcockii

The leaves are flat and bright green, and borne both in a basal grouping and along the stems. Lower elevation plants are as much as 2 feet tall.

Location: Comet Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Comet Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.791, -121.7829, 4981
Date: July 10, 2014
Luzula hitchcockii

A tufted plant with wide leaves, this woodrush is common in the lower subalpine region, where it grows in forest openings, on roadsides, and in meadows.

Location: Comet Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Comet Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.791, -121.7829, 4981
Date: July 10, 2014

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