Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Fragaria vesca -- (Mountain Strawberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Fragaria vesca

A very common lower elevation strawberry, here seen growing at a forest edge near the Nisqually entrance on the south side of the Park.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: April 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7387, -121.9117, 2054
Date: April 29, 2014
Fragaria vesca

The small fruit is quite sweet, and the leaves are green above and below. This is variety bracteata.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7666, -121.6348
Date: July 2, 2014
Fragaria vesca

The stems typically rise above the leaves and bear 2-5 flowers. Sometimes the petals are toothed. This species grows alongside roads as well as in open forests.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 21, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.766, -121.6352, 3014
Date: June 21, 2014

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