Ranunculaceae
Trollius laxus

American Globeflower

Basal leaves with erect sturdy flower stems. Leaves about 2 in. across, round in outline, divided to center into 5 lobes, unevenly toothed. Flowers large, single at stem tops, 5 greenish white to cream petals, many yellow stamens, the outer ones modified into flat structures. Flowering occurs just after snowmelt in high mountains.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--20 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes