Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Stachys cooleyae -- (Cooley's Hedge-nettle)

presented by Susan McDougall

Stachys cooleyae

A member of the Mint Family that lacks a minty fragrance, Cooley's Hedge-nettle is frequently seen in wet habitat at low elevations.

Author: Susan McDougall
Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.736, -121.5660, 2027
Date: July 24, 2014
Stachys cooleyae

The flowers are arranged in a loose, tall cluster; they are two-lipped and spotted with white below. The leafy stems are often purplish.

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 410 south of the entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 8, 2008
Stachys cooleyae

The leaves are triangular and toothed 2-6 inches in length.

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.73845, -121.9097, 2075
Date: July 8, 2014

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