Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Micranthes ferruginea -- (Rusty Saxifrage)

photos by Susan McDougall


Micranthes ferruginea

The flower in the center of the photo appears to be doubled with twice the number of carpels.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7657, -121.6352, 3044
Date: June 11, 2014
Micranthes ferruginea

The basal leaves are nearly of uniform width and are broadly toothed above the middle. The flowers are often replaced by bulblike plantlets.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7657, -121.6352, 3044
Date: June 11, 2014
Micranthes ferruginea

A common saxifrage, often found in disturbed sites, the flowers are quite striking, with five white petals, the top three being larger; there are yellow spots at the base.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7657, -121.6352, 3044
Date: June 11, 2014

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