Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Spiraea douglasii -- (Douglas's Spirea)

presented by Susan McDougall

Spiraea douglasii

Two varieties of this lowland spirea grow at the Park. This variety (douglasii) is locally common on swampy ground and alongside ponds.

Author: Susan McDougall
Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7707, 121.5536, 2310
Date: August 1, 2013
Spiraea douglasii

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.

Author: Susan McDougall
Ohanapecosh Campground entrance, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7324, -121.5689, 1959
Date: July 24, 2014

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