Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Vaccinium parvifolium -- (Red Huckleberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Vaccinium parvifolium

The shrubs might be passed by, but the bright red berries of this lowland huckleberry are hard to miss. Red Huckleberry tends to grow where competition is reduced, often sprouting on rotting logs.

Location: Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National park

Date: July 24, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National park
GPS: 46.7451, -121.8117, 1950
Date: July 24, 2014
Vaccinium parvifolium

The leaves are pale green and oval. The plants are most easily recognized by the angled, green branches; often the shrub is taller than wide and sparsely branched, giving an open appearance.

Location: Cougar Rock Campground, Mount Rainier National park

Date: June 11, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Cougar Rock Campground, Mount Rainier National park
GPS: 46.769, -121.7938, 3197
Date: June 11, 2014

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