Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Thuja plicata -- (Western Redcedar)

photos by Susan McDougall


Thuja plicata

A species of potentially huge size, many small trees grow throughout the Park at low elevations in seasonally wet habitat; in places Western Redcedar is an important component of lowland forests. Here it is muted in morning frost.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: January 3, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
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Date: January 3, 2013
Thuja plicata

Some of the largest trees grow at the Grove of the Patriarchs on the southeast side of the Park. The reddish bark shreds easily and has been used for many items. The trees are often buttressed and may reach over 150 feet in height.

Location: Grove of the Patriarchs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 21, 2010

Author: Susan McDougall
Grove of the Patriarchs, Mount Rainier National Park
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Date: June 21, 2010
Thuja plicata

The scalelike leaves are paired on the branches and are pointed at the end. The cones are small and egg-shaped.

Location: Grove of the Patriarchs, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 6, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Grove of the Patriarchs, Mount Rainier National Park
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Date: May 6, 2015

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