[Members of the Sunflower Family with Button-like Flower Heads in the Cascade Mt. Range ]

Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback

Luina hypoleuca

Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca - Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca

Silverback luina, possibly parasitized by common paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) as seen along the Ape Canyon trail #234 at the head of Ape Canyon and along the Loowit Trail at Pumice Butte, Mount St. Helens National Monument........July 13, 2016.

Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca - Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca

Silverback luina beginning to bloom at left on a rock outcrop along the trail about one-half mile south of the summit of Strawberry Mountain in the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument.........June 21, 2015. The photo at right shows silverback luina beginning to bloom near timberline along the Butte Camp Trail #238A, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument.........July 12, 2021.

Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca


Inflorescence of silverback luina: Luina hypoleuca

This photo shows a close-up of the inflorescence of silverback luina.

Flower head of silverback luina: Luina hypoleuca

This photo shows a close-up of a flower head of silverback luina. Note that each flower head lacks ray flowers.

Flower head of silverback luina: Luina hypoleuca

This photo shows a close-up sideview of a flower head of silverback luina. Note the whitish, woolly hairs covering the involucral bracts and stem.

Upper leaf surface of silverback luina: Luina hypoleuca - Lower leaf surface of silverback luina: Luina hypoleuca

These 2 photos show close-ups of the stem leaves of silverback luina. The greener upper leaf surface is seen at left while the lower leaf surface can be seen at right.

Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca - Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca - Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca

Silverback luina as seen along the Butte Camp Trail #238A about one-half mile downhill from the junction with the Loowit Trail #216, Mount Saint Helens National Monument............July 23, 2017.

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Snowberry Checkerspot, Colon Checkerspot, Chalcedona Checkerspot, Variable Checkerspot: Epuphydrys colon - Snowberry Checkerspot, Colon Checkerspot, Chalcedona Checkerspot, Variable Checkerspot: Epuphydrys colon

Numerous snowberry checkerspots nectaring upon the flowers of silverback luina (Luina hypoleuca) along the Butte Camp Trail #238A, Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument......July 12, 2021.


silverback luina: Luina hypoleuca


Silverback Luina: Luina hypoleuca

This photo shows the attracively leafy stems of silverback luina as seen on rock outcrops atop King Mt. in the King Mountain Rock Garden RNA of the Umpqua National Forest.......June 25, 2005.

Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca

Silverback luina in bud at timberline along the Butte Camp Trail, Mt. Saint Helens National Monument...........July 9, 2013.

Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca - Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca

Silverback luina as seen atop Badger Peak in the Dark Divide, Gifford Pinchot National Forest...........August 22, 2014.

Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca - Silverback Luina, Littleleaf Luina, Little-leaf Silverback: Luina hypoleuca

Silverback luina as seen along the Butte Camp Trail #238A about one-half mile downhill from the junction with the Loowit Trail #216, Mount Saint Helens National Monument............June 9, 2015.

Paul Slichter