Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Berberis nervosa -- (Dwarf Oregon-grape)

photos by Susan McDougall


Berberis nervosa

Common in low elevations, often in disturbed areas near forest edges but also in shaded habitat, this evergreen shrub has prickly, palmately-veined leaves. The blue fruits are covered with a white "bloom".

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 25, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7389, -121.9132
Date: August 25, 2014
Berberis nervosa

Flowering best in more open habitat, such as the at the edges of lowland forest where this species is most common, the yellow color of the densely clustered flowers brightens the scene.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7387, -121.9122, 2070
Date: May 18, 2014

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