The berries of this frequently encountered huckleberry are blue-black, glaucous, and very edible.
Location: Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: August 1, 2013
Common in middle to lower subalpine forests, and sometimes lower, this Heather Family member is often the dominant shrub. The rounded pink flowers are configured in short racemes.
Location: Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 9, 2014
The oval leaves are pale green, deciduous, and finely toothed. The twigs are angled, and the plants may reach 6 feet in height.
Location: Cougar Rock Campground, Mount Rainier National park
Date: June 11, 2014