Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Malus fusca -- (Oregon Crabapple)

photos by Susan McDougall


Malus fusca

Very uncommon at the Park, this small apple grows in wet lowland habitat. Trees may reach 30 feet, and the branches are sometimes thorny. The leaves are toothed and sometimes lobed.

Location: Silver Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 28, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7477, -121.5631, 2252
Date: August 28, 2014
Malus fusca

The fruit is reddish, and the small flowers are borne in umbels. This species is most common in the Ohanapecosh area at the southeast corner of the Park.

Location: Silver Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 28, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7477, -121.5631, 2252
Date: August 28, 2014

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