Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Cornus sericea -- (Creek Dogwood)

photos by Susan McDougall


Cornus sericea

Also known as "Red-osier Dogwood" this is a species of the south side of the Park, found in wet places from low elevation to about 4,500 feet. Up to 12 feet tall, the young twigs are red, an excellent field mark. The three-inch leaves are opposite.

Location: Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7324, -121.5690, 1948
Date: July 24, 2014
Cornus sericea

The inflorescence is a flat-topped cluster of white flowers, borne at the end of the stem. The fruits are white. This is subspecies sericea.

Location: Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7324, -121.5690, 1948
Date: July 24, 2014

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