Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pinus ponderosa -- (Ponderosa Pine)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pinus ponderosa

Very rare at the Park, there is a small but healthy population alongside the Crystal Peak trail. The flexible needles are in groups of three and as much as six inches long.

Location: Crystal Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 28, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9094, -121.5283, 5143
Date: July 28, 2016
Pinus ponderosa

The long needles are borne near the ends of spur branches.

Location: Crystal Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 28, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9094, -121.5283, 5143
Date: July 28, 2016
Pinus ponderosa

The bark of young trees is gray and somewhat platy. Old trees have reddish, deeply grooved bark.

Location: Crystal Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 28, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9094, -121.5283, 5143
Date: July 28, 2016

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