Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Ribes sanguineum -- (Red-flowering Currant)

photos by Susan McDougall


Ribes sanguineum

Apparently more common in the past, this tall shrub has rounded, lobed leaves, thornless stems, and showy reddish flowers. It is typically a lowland species but grows near the road at higher elevations in open habitat.

Location: Road 706 near Nisqually overlook, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Road 706 near Nisqually overlook, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7792, -121.7581, 3972
Date: July 1, 2014
Ribes sanguineum

The inflorescence is an erect raceme, and the flowers are tubular; the color is in the sepals, while the petals are small and white. This is variety sanguineum.

Location: Stevens Canyon road near Falls Creek, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 30, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon road near Falls Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7792, -121.7581, 3972
Date: May 30, 2013

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