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
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