Vascular Plants

Includes all flowering plants, conifers, ferns and fern-allies.

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8 genera
9 species, 2 subspecies and varieties
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Kalmia microphyllawestern bog laurel
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south to California; east in British Columbia to the Rockies, south to Colorado.
Habitat: In moist and wetland areas from the coast to higher elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September
var. microphylla – alpine-laurel, bog laurel
var. occidentalis – Western swamp laurel
Kalmia procumbensalpine-azalea, alpine azalea, trailing azalea
Origin: Native
Kelloggia galioidesmilky Kelloggia
Distribution: In the Olympics and east of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Montana, Wyoming and New Mexico
Habitat: Forest openings, mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Kickxia elatinesharpleaf cancerwort
Origin: Introduced
Knautia arvensisBluebuttons
Origin: Introduced
Kobresia myosuroidesBellard's kobresia, Pacific bog sedge
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - August
Koeleria macranthaprairie Koeler's grass
Distribution: British Columbia south to northern Mexico, east to Ontario and Deleware.
Habitat: Sagebrush deserts, prairies, and open forests to subalpine ridges, mostly on sandy to rocky soil.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - July
Kopsiopsis hookerismall groundcone, Vancouver groundcone, poque
Distribution: West of the Cascades crest in Washington along the Puget Sound and outer coasts; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Myco-heterotrophic on Gaultheria shallon, which occurs primarily in forest understories, along forest edges, and in forest and meadow openings at low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Krascheninnikovia lanatawinterfat
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south on the east side of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada to California, east to Idaho and Texas.
Habitat: Plains and foothills, often in saline or alkaline soil.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July