Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Saxifraga cespitosa -- (Tufted Saxifrage)

photos by Susan McDougall


Saxifraga cespitosa

Tufted Saxifrage grows on rocky ridges and slopes from 7,000-8,500 feet. Thus, it requires hiking for an encounter. The photo shows the ripening seed capsules. The petals are round and white, and the leaves are tightly packed.

Location: Second Burroughs Mountain summit, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Second Burroughs Mountain summit, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9065, -121.6902, 7374
Date: August 26, 2014

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