Ginseng Family
4 genera
4 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Aralia nudicauliswild sarsaparilla
Distribution: Occurring in northeastern region of Washington; Eastern British Columbia, east to the Atlantic Coast, and south in the mountains to Colorado.
Habitat: Moist, shaded soil.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-June
Hedera helix
Distribution: Introduced as an ornamental, but freely disseminated by birds and widely established in western Washington and Oregon.
Habitat: Wooded areas at low elevations.
Flowers: May - June
ssp. helix – common ivy, English ivy
ssp. hibernica – Atlantic ivy
Hydrocotyle ranunculoidesfloating marsh-pennywort
Distribution: West of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California, east to the Atlantic coast.
Habitat: Marshes, ponds and wet ground.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-July
Oplopanax horridusdevil's club, devil's-club
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout the forested areas of Washington; Alaska south to Oregon, east to Ontario.
Habitat: Moist woods at mid-elevations, especially along streams.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July