Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Phyllodoce empetriformis -- (Pink Heather)

photos by Susan McDougall


Phyllodoce empetriformis

The rose-pink flowers are bell-shaped with the petals turned back. The evergreen leaves are short and curved.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 2, 2013
Phyllodoce empetriformis

An evergreen shrub, Pink Heather is the most common heather at the Park. Fields of pink sometimes await the visitor in the subalpine region; it can grow at elevations of 8,000 feet.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 2, 2013
Phyllodoce empetriformis

On occasion, different flower colors may be seen. Here the color is more salmon-pink, and the plant stands out among the other more conventional forms.

Location: Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7945, -121.7154, 6015
Date: August 29, 2014

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