Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Stellaria calycantha -- (Northern Starwort)

photos by Susan McDougall


Stellaria calycantha

Locally common in subalpine meadows to elevations of 7,000 feet, this small starwort may go unobserved among the grasses of its streamside habitat.

Location: Meadow south of Knapsack Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Meadow south of Knapsack Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9341, -121.8526, 5529
Date: August 3, 2016
Stellaria calycantha

The flowers are borne in a small cyme or sometimes solitary. Petals are frequently absent. The showy part of the small flower is the sepals. The upper stems have short hairs.

Location: Meadow south of Knapsack Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Meadow south of Knapsack Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9341, -121.8526, 5529
Date: August 3, 2016

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