Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Ranunculus alismifolius -- (Water-plantain Buttercup)

photos by Susan McDougall


Ranunculus alismifolius

A rare buttercup, known only from the northeast side of the Park, this is a species of subalpine wet meadows. It is distinguished by the leaves which are undivided, lancelike, and untoothed. The leaves are primarily basal although the stems may have a small pair below the inflorescence.

Location: Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 10, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9274, -121.5941, 5740
Date: August 10, 2016
Ranunculus alismifolius

The yellow flowers may be borne singly or as 2-3 individuals on an eight-inch stalk. This is variety alismifolius.

Location: Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 10, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Clover Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9274, -121.5941, 5740
Date: August 10, 2016

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