Mt. Rainier Flora --
Poteridium occidentale -- (Annual Burnet)
An odd little flower and very uncommon at the Park, this Rose Family member grows on disturbed ground at lower elevation. The leaves are divided, with 3-8 pairs of leaflets. The greenish flowers consist of sepals and are borne in a headlike spike.
Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 410, near entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9568, -121.5312, 3029
Date: July 12, 2014
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