Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Ranunculus eschscholtzii -- (Subalpine Buttercup)

presented by Susan McDougall

Ranunculus eschscholtzii

Many clumps of of flowering plants often contribute a field of color at the edges of melting snow.

Author: Susan McDougall
Pond near Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8664, -121.5161, 5330
Date: July 22, 2014
Ranunculus eschscholtzii

This is an early-blooming buttercup of subalpine meadows, growing to elevations of 7,000 feet. It is a tufted plant with toothed leaves divided into 3 lobes. The flowers are yellow-orange and borne in groups of 1-3.

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7876, -121.7340, 5467
Date: July 9, 2014

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