Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Rainiera stricta -- (Rainiera)

photos by Susan McDougall


Rainiera stricta

Most easily seen along the road to Sunrise, the flowering stems of this Aster Family member are sometimes three feet tall. The yellow flowers are composed of disk flowers only and the inflorescence is a dense, stout raceme. Here the plants grow alongside the trail to Frozen Lake above Sunrise.

Location: Frozen Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 8, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Frozen Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9187, -121.6513,
Date: July 8, 2015
Rainiera stricta

The leaves are oblong, wide in the middle and up to one foot long; they lack teeth and are hairless.

Location: Frozen Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 8, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Frozen Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9187, -121.6513,
Date: July 8, 2015

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