• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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Nootka Rose

nootka rose
Mary Stark
 

Nootka rose
(Rosa nutkana var. nutkana)

This is the most common shrub on the island and has an exquisite fragrance. Showy pink flowers may be three inches or more and grow at the branch tips.

Where in the park: In bloom all over the island in summer. In American Camp, located along the trail to the Laundress Quarters

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USDA Plant Data Base

Did You Know?

Colour Sgt. John Prettyjohn

English Camp's Colour Sgt. John Prettyjohn was awarded the Victoria Cross (Great Britain's highest award for valor)for his actions during the Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War.