Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Veratrum californicum -- (California False-Hellebore)

photos by Susan McDougall


Veratrum californicum

Known from Longmire Meadow, this more southerly False-Hellebore is striking plant when in bloom. Similar to the common Green False-Hellebore, the petals are white with greenish markings, and the panicles are erect.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7521, -121.8144, 2786
Date: July 2, 2014
Veratrum californicum

Six feet tall, the stems are leafy. The leaves are stalkless and "pleated"

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7521, -121.8144, 2786
Date: July 2, 2014
Veratrum californicum

Here the tall flowering stems are easy to see among the many leaves. The group grows near the Longmire Meadow on the north side. This is subspecies caudatum.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7521, -121.8144, 2786
Date: July 2, 2014

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