Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Polystichum lonchitis -- (Mountain Holly Fern)

photos by Susan McDougall


Polystichum lonchitis

This is a species of open forests on rocky slopes from middle elevations to timberline.

Location: Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9507, -121.8682,
Date: July 22, 2015
Polystichum lonchitis

The sori are closely packed on the slender fronds of this uncommon fern.

Location: Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9507, -121.8682,
Date: July 22, 2015
Polystichum lonchitis

The fronds are less than 3 inches wide with uneven, spiny teeth. (This frond is "upside down": that is, the crown from which it arises is above, on a steep bank.)

Location: Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass trail, north side, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9507, -121.8682,
Date: July 22, 2015

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