Most often noticed when in flower or fruit, here the flowers are just beginning to open in this common subalpine plant. Formerly a member of the Lily Family, it is now placed in its own, the False-Asphodel Family.
Location: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 11, 2014
The flowers are borne on a tall, sticky stem; they are white or greenish. Here the plant is abundant in the seasonally moist Mountain Meadows, on the northwest side of the Park.
Location: Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 19, 2014
Perhaps most noticeable when in fruit, the reddish-purple seed capsules are often seen on stalks that rise above the surrounding vegetation. This is subspecies brevistyla.
Location: Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: September 3, 2012