Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Rhododendron groenlandicum -- (Bog Labrador Tea)

photos by Susan McDougall


Rhododendron groenlandicum

This low, uncommon evergreen shrub grows in low elevation wet habitat. At Longmire meadow where this photo was taken, it does well on soggy, sphagnum soil. The white flowers are borne in terminal clusters.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7518, -121.8130, 2745
Date: June 10, 2014
Rhododendron groenlandicum

The flowers have five petals and are less than an inch wide, but the dense clusters are easily seen. Formerly called Ledum groenlandicum.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7518, -121.8130, 2745
Date: June 10, 2014

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