Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Populus trichocarpa -- (Black Cottonwood)

photos by Susan McDougall


Populus trichocarpa

The leaves are oval with a pointed tip, and the trees are broad at the top. The common name is derived from the female catkins which are "cottony" and disperse alongside roads and rivers in mid-spring.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7742, -121.6968, 3932
Date: September 9, 2016
Populus trichocarpa

The tallest deciduous tree at the Park, Black Cottonwood is most common in the major river valleys at the Park. It also grows at higher elevations, and a population is thriving alongside the Stevens Canyon road.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7659, -121.6695, 3479
Date: September 9, 2016

Index
All images are the property of Susan McDougall.
Comments about these photo pages should be directed to podicepswa@gmail.com