Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Polygonum nuttallii -- (Nuttall's Knotweed)

photos by Susan McDougall


Polygonum nuttallii

The pinkish to white flowers are borne in both the leaf axils and at the end of the stem. They may be closed and have overlapping petals.

Location: Slide area on White River road near Ranger Station, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 11, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Slide area on White River road near Ranger Station, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.911, -121.5383, 3648
Date: August 11, 2016
Polygonum nuttallii

The leaves are borne on the stems and at the base of the sprawling plants. Here in open, dry habitat, the leaves are reddish to pale green in color.

Location: Slide area on White River road near Ranger Station, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 11, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Slide area on White River road near Ranger Station, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.911, -121.5383, 3648
Date: August 11, 2016
Polygonum nuttallii

Known from only one location at the Park, this is a small annual of dry habitat, typically growing from low to middle elevations. Here it is established in a recent landslide near the Ranger Station at the White River.

Location: Slide area on White River road near Ranger Station, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 11, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Slide area on White River road near Ranger Station, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.911, -121.5383, 3648
Date: August 11, 2016

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