Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Veratrum viride -- (Green False-Hellebore)

photos by Susan McDougall


Veratrum viride

Sometimes called "Corn Lilies" for the supposed resemblance to corn stalks, this common subalpine meadow plant stands above the surrounding vegetation; early in the season it is recognizable by the large leaves opening near the ground.

Location: Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7952, -121.7161, 5976
Date: August 29, 2014
Veratrum viride

Unlike the California False-Hellebore, the lower branches of the panicle droop. The flowers are green with dark veins and a green spot at the center. This is variety eschscholzianum.

Location: Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 3, 2010

Author: Susan McDougall
Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: September 3, 2010

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