Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Minuartia obtusiloba -- (Alpine Sandwort)

photos by Susan McDougall


Minuartia obtusiloba

The flowers are solitary with five white petals and blunt sepals.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9121, -121.677, 7164
Date: August 7, 2014
Minuartia obtusiloba

A subalpine plant, growing as high as 8,000 feet on stony flats, it is locally common. The stems are tufted and form mats, and the small leaves are narrow and hairy.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9121, -121.677, 7164
Date: August 7, 2014

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