Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Ribes acerifolium -- (Mapleleaf Currant)

photos by Susan McDougall


Ribes acerifolium

The inflorescence is a drooping raceme. The sepals are larger than the petals and are white, spotted with reddish dots; the petals are club-shaped and red. The berry is black with a whitish "bloom".

Location: Louise Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 9, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Louise Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7705, -121.7144, 4663
Date: July 9, 2014
Ribes acerifolium

The maplelike leaves of this shrub have 5-7 wide lobes; they are toothed and deciduous. It is a common currant, growing from middle elevations to treeline.

Location: Louise Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 9, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Louise Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7705, -121.7144, 4663
Date: July 9, 2014

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