Mt. Rainier

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

presented 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.

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.

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

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