Hydrangeaceae
Whipplea modesta

Whipplevine

Mat of trailing stems. Main stem somewhat woody; bark gray-brown, peeling in narrow strips. Leaves oval to egg-shaped, shallowly toothed, on very short petioles, with coarse hairs. Leaves persist on stems after withering. Inflorescence consists of dense terminal clusters on short erect shoots from main stem. Flowers small, with 5–6 white egg-shaped petals. Grows in conifer forests, openings, on banks, below 5000 ft.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: Mat
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes