Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Montia parvifolia -- (Little-leaf Montia)

photos by Susan McDougall


Montia parvifolia

There are five pinkish petals and two sepals and the flowers are arranged in a small raceme.

Location: Highway 123 near Ohanapecosh, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 5, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 123 near Ohanapecosh, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.718, -121.5776, 1834
Date: June 5, 2014
Montia parvifolia

Spread by runners, this small plant is locally common up to 5,000 feet. It grows in a variety of habitats, including roadsides, cliffs, and moist sites. The thick leaves turn reddish in autumn.

Location: Highway 123 near Ohanapecosh, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 5, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 123 near Ohanapecosh, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.718, -121.5776, 1834
Date: June 5, 2014

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