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Large woody shrub, 10-12 feet tall, with dense evergreen leaves. Showy pink flowers in clusters.
Open conifer forest around Trillium Lake, a 240-acre man-made lake on the south slopes of Mt. Hood. Moist soil at mid-mountain elevation (about 3600 feet) in the northern Oregon Cascades.
Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon. R. macrophyllum is the state flower of Washington.
Spotted on Jun 26, 2018
Submitted on Feb 12, 2020