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.
Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: June 4, 2014
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.
Location: Road 123 near Steven's Canyon entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: May 18, 2014