Mt. Rainier

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

photos 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.

Location: Silver Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 5, 2014

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.

Location: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

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

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