Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Silene acaulis -- (Moss Campion)

photos by Susan McDougall


Silene acaulis

Most often found on the east side of the Park, this tightly matted silene is unmistakable. The flowers are bright pink and when in full bloom, cover the ground-hugging plant.

Location: First Burroughs Mountain summit, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs Mountain summit, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9126, -121.6766, 7147
Date: August 26, 2014
Silene acaulis

The cushion may be 2-3 feet across, and the tiny leaves are fringed with hairs. This species is a member of the Pink Family.

Location: First Burroughs Mountain summit, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs Mountain summit, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9126, -121.6767, 7159
Date: August 7, 2014

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