Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Sambucus racemosa -- (Red Elderberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Sambucus racemosa

Very common at the Park from low to elevations of 5,500 feet, Red Elderberry is most easily observable when in flower. The flowers are in a tall pyramidal cluster and are creamy white.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7668, -121.6992, 4204
Date: July 11, 2014
Sambucus racemosa

The shrubs may reach 15 feet in height. The leaves are pinnately divided and toothed.

Location: Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7668, -121.6992, 4204
Date: July 11, 2014
Sambucus racemosa

The berries are bright red. Here the shrub grows on a moist slope. This is variety racemosa.

Location: Ipsut Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 22, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Ipsut Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9518, -121.8670
Date: July 22, 2015

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