Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Silene oregana -- (Oregon Catchfly)

presented by Susan McDougall

Silene oregana

Found only near the eastern boundary of the Park, Oregon Catchfly is more common in eastern Washington and the southern Cascades. The plants are tufted and the stems hairy and glandular on the top.

Author: Susan McDougall
Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8613, -121.5034, 5865
Date: August 13, 2013
Silene oregana

Each broad petal (the blade) is divided into lobes which are also deeply divided. The stems bear short leaves and 8-10 flowers. A rosette of longer, untoothed basal leaves is also present.

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9059, -121.5199
Date: July 28, 2016

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