Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Parnassia fimbriata -- (Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus)

photos by Susan McDougall


Parnassia fimbriata

Individual heads of this beautiful flower occasionally pop up above other subalpine wet meadow plants late in the summer. The bright white petals are heavily fringed below the middle.

Location: Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9340, -121.8654,
Date: July 22, 2015
Parnassia fimbriata

The leaves are kidney-shaped and basal. Although primarily found above 4,000 feet, plants are sometimes seen in cool locations at lower elevations.

Location: Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9340, -121.8654,
Date: July 22, 2015

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