Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Abies lasiocarpa -- (Subalpine fir)

photos by Susan McDougall


Abies lasiocarpa

The most common subalpine conifer, and the smallest, the crown is spirelike. Small groups are often found on ridgetops and small hills, as in this photo. Here the snow sloughs off down the slope.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: December 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9177, -121.5879
Date: December 2, 2014
Abies lasiocarpa

This photo shows a seed germinating in the snow at a parking lot.

Location: Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 21, 2010

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: June 21, 2010
Abies lasiocarpa

The bluish cones are upright and approximately 4 inches in length. The needles have stomatal lines and tend to curve upward.

Location: Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9177, -121.5879
Date: September 2, 2013

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