Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Rubus leucodermis -- (Blackcap Raspberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Rubus leucodermis

A trailing shrub with hooked prickles, and whitish stems, this raspberry often grows alongside roads in forest settings.

Location: West Side Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 14, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
West Side Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7652, -121.877, 2559
Date: August 14, 2014
Rubus leucodermis

Frequently encountered although not particularly abundant, this raspberry has white flowers and black berries which are very edible.

Location: Highway 410 south of the entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 410 south of the entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9571, -121.5261,
Date: July 24, 2015
Rubus leucodermis

The scientific name refers to the white stems. First-year leaves have five divisions to the leaves while older leaves have three.

Location: Highway 410 south of the entrance, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 410 south of the entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9571, -121.5261,
Date: July 24, 2015

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