Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Salix hookeriana -- (Coastal Willow)

photos by Susan McDougall


Salix hookeriana

The female catkin bears many ripening seeds in smooth capsules.

Location: Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7678, -121.7175, 4642
Date: July 24, 2014
Salix hookeriana

The leaves are longer than wide, toothed, shiny above, and glaucous below. This willow grows from low to middle elevations.

Location: Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7678, -121.7175, 4642
Date: July 24, 2014
Salix hookeriana

As shown in the photo, this willow often grows close to water. It is low to middle elevation species and sometimes known by the name Salix piperi.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 24, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.76956, -121.7327
Date: July 24, 2014

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