The strong scent of this common subalpine plant provides unmistakable evidence of its presence; the rounded flower clusters on tall stems confirm the identity. Often growing alongside trails, the plants may be reduced in size in shaded settings.
Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 31, 2013
The leaves are opposite, toothed and lancelike to oval in form; they can be quite variable. In open habitat, the plants may reach four feet in height.
Location: Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 9, 2014