Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Holodiscus discolor -- (Ocean-spray)

photos by Susan McDougall


Holodiscus discolor

Common alongside roads and on slopes below about 4,000 feet, this is a very showy shrub.

Location: Stevens Canyon Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7658, -121.6353, 3068
Date: August 4, 2013
Holodiscus discolor

Here the plant blooms profusely on dry ground alongside Stevens Canyon road.

Location: Stevens Canyon Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7658, -121.6353, 3068
Date: August 4, 2013
Holodiscus discolor

The leaves are lobed, oval, and toothed above the middle. The flowers are creamy-white and borne in dense panicles.

Location: Stevens Canyon Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7658, -121.6353, 3068
Date: August 4, 2013

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