Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Menziesia ferruginea -- (False Huckleberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Menziesia ferruginea

Resembling a huckleberry, this Heather Family member bears a dry fruit rather than a tasty berry. The deciduous leaves are toothed and somewhat hairy. The plants can reach over 6 feet in height.

Location: Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 28, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7420, -121.7466, 4558
Date: August 28, 2014
Menziesia ferruginea

Common in middle elevation forest edges and openings, False Huckleberry has umbel-like clusters of pinkish to yellowish flowers.

Location: Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 28, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7420, -121.7466, 4558
Date: August 28, 2014

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