Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Salix nivalis -- (Snow Willow)

photos by Susan McDougall


Salix nivalis

The leaves are rounded, shiny, dark green above and glaucous below. The ripening catkins are borne on short, stout stems.

Location: First Burroughs trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9172, -121.6692, 6763
Date: August 7, 2014
Salix nivalis

Tiny (two inches or so) and nestled among rocks at high elevations, this subalpine may go unnoticed as a willow at all. It typically grows above 6,500 feet in very harsh conditions.

Location: First Burroughs trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
First Burroughs trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9172, -121.6692, 6763
Date: August 7, 2014

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