Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Oxyria digyna -- (Mountain-Sorrel)

photos by Susan McDougall


Oxyria digyna

A high elevation species of rocky slopes and meadows, it is locally common and easily identified when in flower.

Location: First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 22, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs, Mount Rainier National Park
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Date: August 22, 2013
Oxyria digyna

The kidney-shaped basal leaves are borne on long stalks. The leaves turn reddish late in summer.

Location: Sunrise Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 31, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9196, -121.586, 5783
Date: July 31, 2014
Oxyria digyna

The compact inflorescence is composed of tiny reddish-brown flowers in a panicle, on a leafless stem that may be more than a foot tall.

Location: Sunrise Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 31, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9196, -121.586, 5783
Date: July 31, 2014

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