Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Saxifraga mertensiana -- (Mertens's Saxifrage)

photos by Susan McDougall


Saxifraga mertensiana

An uncommon saxifrage, this small plant grows on moist rocky habitat, such as cliff faces. The flowers are sometimes replaced by small plantlets, as shown in the photo.

Location: Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 18, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7515, -121.5597, 2116
Date: June 18, 2015
Saxifraga mertensiana

The leaves are rounded, somewhat hairy, and divided into lobes which are toothed. This saxifrage grows from lower sites (as here at Silver Falls) to elevations of 6,000 feet.

Location: Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 18, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7515, -121.5597, 2116
Date: June 18, 2015

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