Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Fragaria virginiana -- (Virginia Strawberry)

presented by Susan McDougall

Fragaria virginiana

The fruit is as much as one-half inch in diameter. Here the plant is growing above the typical elevation. This is subspecies platypetala.

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9533, -121.5031, 6372
Date: August 8, 2014
Fragaria virginiana

Another common lowland strawberry, the flowers typically number only one per stem. The leaves are bluish-green, and the central tooth is shorter than the others.

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7495, -121.7804, 2735
Date: May 18, 2014

All images are the property of Susan McDougall.
Comments about these photo pages should be directed to