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A very showy single flower atop a single stalk with a distinctive clasping leaf about half way up makes this a special find. The flower has five creamy white petals with greenish viens. Fleshy hairs fringe the base of petals which are the reproductive parts (stamens and staminodia, a sterile stamen). The stem is usually between 8 - 16" (20 - 40 cm) tall. Although commom it can be easily overlooked.
Found in moist areas, meadows and along streams, but usually above 4,000 ft. This one was spotted on the subalpine meadows on the Naches Peak Loop Trail, Mt. Rainier NP, WA.