Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Juniperus communis -- (Common Juniper)

photos by Susan McDougall


Juniperus communis

The white "bloom" covers a dark berry and helps to confirm the identity of Common Juniper. It belongs to the same family as the immense Western Red-cedar. This is variety montana.

Location: Frozen Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Frozen Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9189, -121.6533, 6755
Date: August 26, 2014
Juniperus communis

Quite common although often not observed on rocky slopes and ridges, this ground-hugging juniper is found from low elevations to over 7,000 feet.

Location: Frozen Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Frozen Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9189, -121.6533, 6755
Date: August 26, 2014

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