No flowers, only fruit
Looks like little pea pods on the stem at base of 10 oval shaped leaves in 5 pairs, symmetrical with a single vein down the center. Topped with a small delicate purple flower,
The bloom is about 3" in diameter. What's that little bug on the lower left side of the rose? Looks like a tiny cricket.
Dwarf Alpine Lupine, observed along the trail at Sunrise.
Help what tree is this?
Quintessential flower of subalpine meadows, at Mount Rainier.
Plot C2 herp #4 (outside of the 10x90m survey area)
SI NMNH Department of Entomology spider group confirmed via ID in Spiders of North America (Ubick et al., eds.). Drawing was a good match with image for the genus Castianeira and Reiskind’s 1969 article on North and Central American Castianeirinae. Spider believed to be a Castianeira longipalpa (Hentz, 1847), in Family Corinnidae. The coloration of the legs matches, and the folium (pattern on the spider’s abdomen) does also. (DDeR)
Saw nest first. Female returned just after lifting nest for an underside/inside nest image.
It is an Arthropoda insect commonly called daddy-longleg. There are 150 species.