Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Salix scouleriana -- (Scouler's Willow)

photos by Susan McDougall


Salix scouleriana

An uncommon shrubby to tree-sized willow at the Park, Scouler's has untoothed leaves that are green above and grayish below. It is a lower elevation species, found near streams and rivers, as in this photo taken near Laughingwater Creek on the Silver Falls trail.

Location: Laughingwater Creek, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 8, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Laughingwater Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7484, -121.5582, 2048
Date: September 8, 2016
Salix scouleriana

The leaves vary from elliptic to widest near the tip, and the twigs are hairy. Here a branch from a tree-sized plant overhangs Nickel Creek on the south side of the Park.

Location: Nickel Creek

Date: September 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Nickel Creek
GPS: 46.7603, -121.6279, 2914
Date: September 9, 2016

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