Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pleuricospora fimbriolata -- (Fringed Pinesap)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pleuricospora fimbriolata

The "fringed" designation comes from the finely toothed margins of the petals and sepals. The fruit is berrylike. This species is a member of the Heather Family although it shows little obvious resemblance to other heathers.

Location: Nisqually entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 25, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7413, -121.9182, 1980
Date: June 25, 2015
Pleuricospora fimbriolata

Known from one location near the Nisqually entrance, this rare, leafless plant forms a symbiotic relationship with conifers and fungi. The stem is stout and fleshy, and the plants about four inches tall.

Location: Nisqually entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 25, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7413, -121.9182, 1980
Date: June 25, 2015

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