• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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

Learn more:

USDA Plant Data Base

Did You Know?

West Valley Road on San Juan Island

Many of San Juan Island's roads trace sheep runs cut by Hudson's Bay Company workers. They were led, in part, by Fort Victoria Chief Factor and colonial Gov. James Douglas, from 1853 to 1859. Many of the workers were Cowichan Indians from Vancouver Island.