Two varieties of this lowland spirea grow at the Park. This variety (douglasii) is locally common on swampy ground and alongside ponds.
Location: Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: August 1, 2013
Uncommon, but found in similar habitats as variety douglasii, this is variety menziesii. It is identified by the smooth leaves that are glaucous beneath. Here it grows in the swampy ground below the road at the Ohanapecosh Campground entrance.
Location: Ohanapecosh Campground entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 24, 2014