Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Smelowskia americana -- (Alpine Smelowskia)

photos by Susan McDougall


Smelowskia americana

The least common Smelowskia at the Park, this is a very high elevation species, known at elevations of 10,000 feet and commonly about 6,500. Here it grows on rocky ground alongside the trail on First Burroughs Mountain.

Location: First Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 11, 2008

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 11, 2008
Smelowskia americana

This species is distinguished by the stiff hairs on the stalk. The flowers are borne on short stems; there are 4 petals and 4 sepals. Smelowskia is a member of the Mustard family. This Smelowskia was formerly named Smelowskia calycina.

Location: First Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 11, 2008

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 11, 2008

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