This tree has a lot of pinecones hanging off of its branches and the needles have an alternating placement with lighter green tips.
Indian Plum was found all over the Pack Forest area, on the long mire hike and at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge the following day.
Pine trees were at both Pack Forest and the long mire hike. They grew very tall and were one of the most spotted trees.
The ivy was scattered around the whole trail but did not overpower the other plants that were there.
The lady fern was not as common as the sword fern species in this area. We spotted it in several patches but it was not spread evenly though out the forest.
The palmate was not extremely common on this trail but was in the Pack Forest where we stayed.
This type of lichen was commonly found next to the Everian lichen and was on almost tree in the area.
There were a few of these mushrooms around the trail and the closet identification we could come up with is a common mushroom.
This flower was not a common observation around the trail and on the plant itself there were only one or two blossoms, mostly because of the cold temperatures.
This resembled a patch on a tree branch that were usually located in a close proximity to the Evernia lichen. They varied in colors from a light, pale blue to white with specks of red or black.
This type of lichen resembles coral and is a whitish blue color. It covers most of the trees found in the Pack forest area and was usually paired with one or two other types of lichen.
The Scotch broom were mostly found around the beginning of trails. They did not overpower the area and grew to about a foot to a foot and a half in length
These red catkins are found hanging off of deciduous trees all over the Mt. Rainier area. There were several per tree and were scattered among the tree branches.
There were many sword ferns lining the trails and camping areas that were large in size and spread out evenly among other plants on the ground.