Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Cornus nuttallii -- (Pacific dogwood)

photos by Susan McDougall


Cornus nuttallii

Most common on the southeast side of the Park in dense, lowland forests, the showy blossoms are white bracts.

Location: Highway 123, near Steven's Canyon entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 123, near Steven's Canyon entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7211, -121.5766
Date: May 18, 2014
Cornus nuttallii

This is an over-wintering "bud": the packed central flowers are surrounded by the unexpanded bracts. The fruit is an aggregation of berries that turn red when mature.

Location: Highway 123, near Steven's Canyon entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: October 23, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 123, near Steven's Canyon entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7211, -121.5766
Date: October 23, 2014

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