Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Acer macrophyllum -- (Bigleaf maple)

presented by Susan McDougall

Acer macrophyllum

Bigleaf Maple is a massive tree with a thick trunk and very large leaves. The leaves are divided into 3-5 lobes and are sometimes a foot wide or more. The flowers are greenish and fragrant.

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7394, -121.9183, 2004
Date: June 4, 2014
Acer macrophyllum

This maple often grpws on disturbed sites, including rocky habitat, but also does well in wet places with deep soils. The trunks of older trees are often covered with ferns.

Author: Susan McDougall
Road 123 near Steven's Canyon entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7322, -121.5687, 1993
Date: May 18, 2014

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