[The Shrubs of Mt. Adams]

Oregon Boxwood

Pachistima myrsinites

The photo above shows the unusual flowers of Oregon boxwood as seen at about 4100' at the DNR rock quarry on the ridgetop dividing Dairy and Cougar Creeks on the southeast side of Mt. Adams....................June 11, 2005.

The photo above shows a close-up sideview of an upper branch of Oregon boxwood as seen near the summit of King Mt. several miles to the south of Mt. Adams. The plants shown were growing in the middle of a large boulder field on the south-facing slopes of King Mt.........................May 13, 2007.

The photo above shows a close-up of the leaves and axillary flowers of Oregon boxwood as seen near the summit of King Mt. several miles to the south of Mt. Adams. The plants shown were growing in the middle of a large boulder field on the south-facing slopes of King Mt.........................May 13, 2007.



Paul Slichter