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
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