Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Arctostaphylos uva-ursi -- (Kinnikinnick)

photos by Susan McDougall


Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Growing as high as 8,000 feet on rocky banks, this manzanita is also occasionally found at lower elevations. It forms large, prostrate mats. The rounded leaves are evergreen, and the flowers are composed of 5, partially-fused sepals.

Location: Backbone Ridge, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 21, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Backbone Ridge, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7087, -121.5971
Date: June 21, 2014

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