Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Streptopus amplexifolius -- (Clasping-leaf Twisted Stalk)

photos by Susan McDougall


Streptopus amplexifolius

The small white flowers of this widespread Twisted Stalk hang below the leaves on a bent stem. They are bell-shaped with curved petals.

Location: Comet Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Comet Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7909, -121.7843
Date: July 10, 2014
Streptopus amplexifolius

The species name refers to the leaf, which surrounds the stem at its base. The leaves are minutely toothed, clasping clasp stems that are three feet or more in length.

Location: Wonderland Trail, Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 15, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Wonderland Trail, Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7705, -121.7014, 4052
Date: July 15, 2016
Streptopus amplexifolius

Small reddish fruits hang beneath the leaves in early autumn.

Location: Wonderland Trail, Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 15, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Wonderland Trail, Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7710, -121.6257, 3435
Date: July 15, 2016

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