Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pyrola picta -- (White-vein Shinleaf)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pyrola picta

The leaves distinguish this Pyrola, although some plants lack leaves. The veins of the thick, pale leaves are marked with white.

Location: White River entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
White River entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9787, -121.5371, 2758
Date: August 3, 2014
Pyrola picta

The white markings produce a variety of patterns, a bit reminiscent of Rattlesnake Plantain. This is a middle elevation plant of dryish woods, growing to elevations of 5,000 feet.

Location: White River entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
White River entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9787, -121.5371, 2758
Date: August 3, 2014
Pyrola picta

The flowers have greenish-white petals and are numerous. They are borne on foot-tall stems.

Location: White River entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
White River entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9787, -121.5371, 2758
Date: August 3, 2014

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