Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Thelypteris nevadensis -- (Creeping Snowberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Thelypteris nevadensis

Known from one location at the Park, this typically more southerly fern is a forest species of wet habitat; here it grows near a perennial stream.

Location: Cowlitz Divide Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Cowlitz Divide Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7692, -121.5659, 3003
Date: July 1, 2016
Thelypteris nevadensis

This beautiful fern is placed in its own family, the Thelypteridaceae, because of the way veins are arranged in the leaf stalk. The graceful fronds are twice-pinnate and the leaflets divided.

Location: Cowlitz Divide Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Cowlitz Divide Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7692, -121.5659, 3003
Date: July 1, 2016

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