This western species of ground dogwood is a very common forest ground covering plant that can form vast carpets of green throughout the damp forests of the Pacific Northwest. These white flowers will soon become bright-red berries which historically were an important food source for Native Americans. This was photographed in the forest near the shore of Trillium Lake on the southern side of Mount Hood's Peak in Oregon.
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- Cornaceae (Dogwoods), White Wildflowers