Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Nothocalais alpestris -- (Smooth Mountain-Dandelion)

photos by Susan McDougall


Nothocalais alpestris

This dandelion-like species grows in a variety of habitats, including rocks and meadows. The plant resembles Microseris borealis, but the leaves of Nothocalais have slender teeth.

Location: Mount Fremont trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 17, 2011

Author: Susan McDougall
Mount Fremont trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 17, 2011
Nothocalais alpestris

A tufted plant with broad showy flowers composed of ray flowers only, it is quite unlike any other species in the subalpine regions.

Location: Mount Fremont trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 17, 2011

Author: Susan McDougall
Mount Fremont trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 17, 2011
Nothocalais alpestris

The common name is derived from the smooth stems and bracts.

Location: Mount Fremont trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 17, 2011

Author: Susan McDougall
Mount Fremont trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 17, 2011

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