Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Rhododendron albiflorum -- (Cascade Azalea)

photos by Susan McDougall


Rhododendron albiflorum

A deciduous Heather Family shrub with spreading branches,this azalea may go unnoticed until the blossoms open. Then the shrub is transformed into a mass of white, particularly on open, moist slopes in the subalpine zone.

Location: Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 3, 2013
Rhododendron albiflorum

The white flowers are borne in clusters below new growth. They are somewhat bell-shaped and nearly an inch wide.

Location: Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Naches Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 3, 2013
Rhododendron albiflorum

Although this rhododendron achieves its largest form in open habitat, it is also seen in forest settings and alongside trails. This is variety albiflorum.

Location: Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7782, -121.7446, 4401
Date: July 22, 2014

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