Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pinus albicaulis -- (Whitebark Pine)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pinus albicaulis

The cones are up to three inches long and have thick, pointed scales.

Location: Mount Fremont Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 12, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Mount Fremont Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.923, -121.6715, 6983
Date: August 12, 2016
Pinus albicaulis

Occupying open habitat, often on ridges above 5,000 feet, Whitebark Pine is easily seen on the north and east sides of the Park.

Location: Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9137, -121.6344, 6338
Date: August 26, 2014
Pinus albicaulis

The trees often have multiple trunks and the trees may be 40 feet tall but also can take on a "krummholz" form where growing at high, exposed sites. Here a healthy tree grows among a field of lupine at Sunrise.

Location: Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 26, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9137, -121.6344, 6338
Date: August 26, 2014

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