Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Tolmiea menziesii -- (Piggyback Plant)

photos by Susan McDougall


Tolmiea menziesii

Most common in low-to-middle elevation moist woods on the south and west sides of the Park, Piggyback Plant is named for the plantlets that emerge each spring from the previous year's leaves.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 30, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7716, -121.8801, 2753
Date: June 30, 2014
Tolmiea menziesii

The basal leaves are heartshaped and the brownish-purple flowers are borne on tall stems. This species is a member of the Saxifrage Family.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 4, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7386, -121.9129, 2079
Date: June 4, 2014

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