Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Oemleria cerasiformis -- (Osoberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Oemleria cerasiformis

One of the earliest native shrubs to flower, male and female blossoms are borne on separate plants and resemble one another. The photo is a male plant. The fruit is small and reddish/purple.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: April 7, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7385, -121.9159, 2031
Date: April 7, 2016
Oemleria cerasiformis

A tall shrub with oblong leaves, Osoberry is a common lowland plant of forest edges and disturbed sites in the lowlands. It is rare at the Park; here at grows in an alder thickets at the edge of a dense coniferous forest.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7385, -121.9159, 2031
Date: May 18, 2014

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