Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Acer circinatum -- (Vine maple)

photos by Susan McDougall


Acer circinatum

A shrubby maple with brilliant autumn leaf color, this is a low to middle elevation species. It often grows in open habitat on steep slopes, including rock slides. Here the samaras hang at eye level near the trail at Box Canyon.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.73852, -121.9129
Date: June 22, 2016
Acer circinatum

The red color of the small flowers is derived from the sepals; the petals are white. It often grows in open habitat on steep slopes, including rock slides.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.73852, -121.9129
Date: May 18, 2014
Acer circinatum

Here a tall shrub glows with the color of autumn leaves near the parking lot at Longmire.

Location: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: October 15, 2010

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.73852, -121.9129
Date: October 15, 2010

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