[Asters West of the Cascade Mountains: The Genus Eucephalus]

Olympic Mountain Aster

Eucephalus paucicapitatus

Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus

Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus)

A nice cluster of Olympic Mountain aster as seen along the Hurricane Hill Trail in Olympic National Park......July 25, 2008.

Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus)

A close-up view of the flower head of Olympic aster as seen along the main park road about one mile below the Hurrican Ridge Visitors Center in Olympic National Park.......July 25, 2008.

Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus)

A close-up sideview of the involucral bracts of Olympic aster as seen along the main park road about one mile below the Hurrican Ridge Visitors Center in Olympic National Park.........July 25, 2008.

Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus) - Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus)

Two additional views of Olympic aster as seen along the main park road about one mile below the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center in Olympic National Park.......July 25, 2008. Click each photo to see an enlarged view (2x).

Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus) - Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus) - Field crescent on Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus)

Olympic Mountain aster with a field crescent as seen along the trail up the south side of Klahhane Ridge, Olympic National Park..........July 27, 2014.

Olympic Mountain Aster: Eucephalus paucicapitatus (Synonym: Aster paucicapitatus)

Another view of Olympic Mountain aster as seen along the Hurricane Hill Trail in Olympic National Park......July 25, 2008.

Paul Slichter