Luetkea pectinata


Mats with rooting runners creating new plants, thick with evergreen leaves, upright stems. Leaves 1/2 in., divided into sharply pointed linear segments. Upright stems leafy, tall, straight, with white flowers in dense spikes. Flowers small, 5 white petals, approximately 20 obvious stamens. Grows in moist meadows, conifer forests, subalpine and alpine, often where snow persists.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--6 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Alpine, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Crater Lake NP, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes