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Bunchberry

Cornus unalaschkensis

Description:

Trailing or ascending stems from rhizomes, less than 8 in. tall, evergreen leaves turning red in winter or sometimes deciduous. Leaves 4–6 in whorl with short petioles. Above leaves is a single head of 4 whitish petal-like bracts with small flowers in center. Fruit is a tight bunch of red berries, each with 1 pit.

Habitat:

Grows in deep duff of moist forests or bogs throughout western mountains.

Notes:

Spotted on the Van Trump Park Trail at Mt. Rainier National Park.

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2 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Thank you Rieko-san. :-)

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful :-)

YukoChartraw
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YukoChartraw

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013

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