Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Amelanchier alnifolia -- (Western serviceberry)

presented by Susan McDougall

Amelanchier alnifolia

Seen occasionally near streams and forest edges, the flowers of this Rose Family member are bright white. There are five white petals and tiny sepals. The edible fruit is bluish-black.

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7522, -121.5584, 2121
Date: June 5, 2014
Amelanchier alnifolia

The bluish, rounded leaves are toothed near the tip, and the flowers are borne in loose racemes.

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.74983, -121.8153
Date: May 18, 2014

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