Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Vaccinium oxycoccos -- (Cranberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Vaccinium oxycoccos

Known only at Longmire Meadow where it grows on sphagnum on seasonally wet ground, here in association with Sundew, this is a low, evergreen Vaccinium.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7515, -121.8131, 2756
Date: August 2, 2014
Vaccinium oxycoccos

Rarely flowering, in 2016 the beautiful pink blossoms were finally seen, after many years of observation.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 14, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7514, -121.813, 2683
Date: July 14, 2016
Vaccinium oxycoccos

Several flowers are borne at the ends or along the stems. The four petals curve back as the blossom opens.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 14, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7514, -121.813, 2683
Date: July 14, 2016

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