Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 29, 2017

Mt. Rainier Wildflowers 7/27/17

Mt. Rainier National Park reports

Currently BloomingJuly 27, 2017
Wildflowers are at peak bloom in certain areas of the park! Berkeley Park has been reported to be particularly nice right now, with many favorites like lupine and magenta paintbrush blooming. Now is a great time to get away from your car and explore Mount Rainier’s wildflowers meadows – there are lots of trails to choose from!

Wildflower Reports

  • Sunrise (7/26): fanleaf cinquefoil, subalpine daisy, magneta paintbrush, sitka valerian, arrowleaf groundsel (early), rainiera stricta (early). Good trails for wildflower viewing: Silver Forest and Shadow Lake along Sunrise Rim trail.
  • Berkeley Park (7/25): lupine, magenta paintbrush, sitka valerian, bistort, pasqueflower seedheads, bracted lousewort, elephanthead, tall bluebells, arnica, subalpine daisy
  • Paradise (7/22): fanleaf cinquefoil, subalpine buttercup, avalanche lily, glacier lily, magenta paintbrush, scarlet paintbrush, sitka valerian, pasqueflower, springbeauty, Jeffrey’s shooting star, marsh marigold, pink and white mountain heather, Cascade huckleberry, rosy spirea, alpine arnica, bear grass, broadleaf arnica, subalpine daisy, American bistort. Good trails for wildflower viewing: Myrtle Falls and up Golden Gate before switchbacks, Alta Vista, Avalanche Lily, and Nisqually Vista trails.
  • Shriner Peak Trail (7/19): beargrass (lots, and at peak bloom!), lupine
  • Longmire (7/19): pinesap, coral root, pipsissewa, foam flower, twin flower, rattlesnake plaintain, agoseris, Lewis monkeyflower, pink monkeyflower

Plan Your Visit
Paradise
and
Sunrise are two of the main visitor center areas at Mount Rainier National Park. Both areas are well known for their impressive wildflower meadows. The park also maintains dozens of trails perfect for wildflower viewing.

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