Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Piperia unalascensis -- (Alaskan Rein-orchid)

photos by Susan McDougall


Piperia unalascensis

Uncommon, this lowland orchid grows in dry, open forest habitat. It is a small orchid with widely spaced, delicate flowers along the stout stem.

Location: Silver Falls Trail

Date: June 18, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trail
GPS: 46.7502, -121.5583, 2125
Date: June 18, 2015
Piperia unalascensis

The flowers are greenish with wide lower sepals and a slightly curved spur.

Location: Silver Falls Trail

Date: June 18, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trail
GPS: 46.7502, -121.5583, 2125
Date: June 18, 2015
Piperia unalascensis

The six-inch pale green leaves typically often wither as the plant flowers; in this photo, they have persisted.

Location: Silver Falls Trail

Date: June 18, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trail
GPS: 46.7502, -121.5583, 2125
Date: June 18, 2015

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