Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Rosa nutkana -- (Nootka Rose)

photos by Susan McDougall


Rosa nutkana

A rose of open forest and disturbed sites, such as alongside roads, Nootka Rose is relatively uncommon at the Park. The shrubs are about 3 feet tall, and the leaves are divided into 5-7 leaflets, each singly-toothed.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 30, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7716, -121.8801, 2753
Date: June 30, 2014
Rosa nutkana

The solitary flowers are quite wide, with notched petals nearly an inch long. The sepals remain attached to the fruit. This is variety macdougallii.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 30, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7716, -121.8801, 2753
Date: June 30, 2014

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