[Pussypaws: The Genus Calyptridium in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws

Calyptridium umbellatum

Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata

Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata ) - Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata)

Pussypaws as seen along the summit ridge of Lookout Mountain, northern edge of the Badger Creek Wilderness..........June 21, 2014. Note that each rosette of basal leaves only has one floral scape which helps separate this from Calyptridium monospermum which has several scapes per basal leaf rosette.

Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (formerly Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera or Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera)

Pussypaws as seen atop Lookout Mountain at the northern edge of the Badger Creek Wilderness.........July 4, 2013.

Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata)

Pussypaws on pumice soils along the Boundary Trail #1 east of the Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument..........July 2, 2014.

Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata) - Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata)

Several large pussypaws spotted on alpine slopes above the Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area, Mount Hood National Forest.....July 4, 2021.

Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata) - Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata)

Pussypaws observed at several locations along the Loowit Trail on the Plains of Abraham, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument..........July 13, 2016.

Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata) - Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata)

Pussypaws observed still trying to bloom along the Pacific Crest Trail on the south-facing slopes of Mt. Ashland, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest......October 15, 2019.

Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata) - Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata) - Pussypaws, Mt. Hood Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (Synonyms: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum, Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum, Cistanthe umbellata, Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera, Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata, Cistanthe umbellatum, Spraguea umbellata, Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera, Spraguea umbellata var. umbellata)

Pussypaws as seen along the Harry's Ridge Trail, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument........June 18, 2018.

Paul Slichter