Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Paxistima myrsinites -- (Mountain-Boxwood)

photos by Susan McDougall


Paxistima myrsinites

The tiny flowers are maroon to reddish and borne in small clusters in the leaf axils. There are 4 sepals and 4 petals.

Location: Ricksecker Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Ricksecker Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7717, -121.7785, 4171
Date: May 18, 2014
Paxistima myrsinites

With an appearance much like a fine garden shrub, this evergreen plant grows in dryish, open sites from middle to subalpine elevations. The small leaves are toothed above the midpoint.

Location: Ricksecker Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Ricksecker Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7717, -121.7785, 4171
Date: May 18, 2014

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