Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Potentilla gracilis -- (Graceful Cinquefoil)

photos by Susan McDougall


Potentilla gracilis

Much less common than the subalpine Fan-leaf Cinquefoil, this is a tall plant of lower elevations. It has palmately-divided, lobed leaves with coarse teeth, and the stems bear a few flowers with notched, bright yellow petals.

Location: Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8626, -121.5095, 5773
Date: August 3, 2013

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