Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Salix lasiandra -- (Shining Willow)

photos by Susan McDougall


Salix lasiandra

Although a common tree-sized willow in the Puget Sound lowlands, this is a relatively rare species at the Park where it tends to take a shrubby form. Found in a few places near meadows, it is most easily recognized by the narrow leaves which taper to the tip and are bright shiny green above and glaucous below.

Location: Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9447, -121.8859, 4024
Date: August 3, 2016
Salix lasiandra

The trees may have multiple trunks, forming large clonal swaths. Here the willow is thriving on a higher site at Mountain Meadows on the north side of the Park.

Location: Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 3, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Mountain Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9447, -121.8859, 4024
Date: August 3, 2016

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