Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Abies grandis -- (Grand fir)

photos by Susan McDougall


Abies grandis

An uncommon Abies at the Park, Grand Fir grows along river banks at lower elevations, often in impoverished soils. A stand of old trees grows near the Nisqually entrance. The photo shows the shallowly furrowed grayish bark.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.73872, -121.9118
Date: June 22, 2016
Abies grandis

The needles are attached to the sides of the branches, imparting a flattened appearance.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.73872, -121.9118
Date: May 18, 2014

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