Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Alnus viridis -- (Sitka Alder)

photos by Susan McDougall


Alnus viridis

Found on rock slides, glacial moraines, and other open, disturbed sites, Sitka Alder is common from middle to subalpine elevations. It is most often a multiple-branched tall shrub. This is subspecies sinuata.

Location: Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7717, -121.7783
Date: August 1, 2014
Alnus viridis

Male and female catkins are borne on the same plant at the same time as the leaves open. The female flowers mature into a woody, conelike structure.

Location: Ricksecker Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Ricksecker Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7717, -121.7783
Date: May 18, 2014

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