Vascular Plants

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

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Q-tips (Micropus californicus)
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; south-central Washington to California.
Habitat: Dry, open areas at low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-May
Growth Duration: Annual
False quackgrass (Elymus ×pseudorepens)
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Perennial
Big quakinggrass (Briza maxima)
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May - June
Growth Duration: Annual
Queen-of-the-forest (Filipendula occidentalis)
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in southwestern Washington; southwestern Washington and adjacent northwestern Oregon.
Habitat: Damp mossy river rocks, near high water line, wet rocky slopes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-July
Growth Duration: Perennial
Quickweed (Galinsoga quadriradiata)
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in lowland western Washington; British Columbia to Washington, east across southern Canada to central and eastern North America.
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, gardens, wastelots, and other disturbed areas at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from Central and South America
Flowers: June-October
Growth Duration: Annual
Bolander's quillwort (Isoetes bolanderi)
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Shallow water of mountain pools, montane to subalpine.
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Perennial
Bristle-like quillwort (Isoetes tenella)
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, also eastward to the Great Lakes region and northeastern North America; circumboreal.
Habitat: In shallow water or along shorelines of ponds and lakes, from the lowlands to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Perennial
Flowering quillwort (Triglochin scilloides)
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest along the coastal counties in Washington; British Columbia to Baja California, Mexico, east to the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains; also in South America.
Habitat: Generally in shallow water, but often stranded in mud at edge of receding ponds, coastal tideflats to interior valleys.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Growth Duration: Perennial
Howell's quillwort (Isoetes howellii)
Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to Montana and Utah.
Habitat: In and around temporary lakes and pools, generally in lowlands and foothills.
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Perennial
Maritime quillwort (Isoetes maritima)
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Washington, east to southwestern Alberta; circumboreal.
Habitat: Aquatic, sometimes in tidal habitats, lowland to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Perennial
Nuttall's quillwort (Isoetes nuttallii)
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to southern California,
Habitat: Terrestrial; wet prairies, balds, and open wet ground in the lowlands.
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Perennial
Small quillwort (Isoetes minima)
Distribution: Currently known only east of the Cascades crest in Washington; south-central British Columbia to northeastern Washington and west-central Idaho.
Habitat: Seasonally moist swales and vernal pools at middle elevations among open conifer forest or sagebrush-steppe.
Origin: Native
Spores: June
Growth Duration: Perennial
Spiny spored quillwort (Isoetes tenella)
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, also eastward to the Great Lakes region and northeastern North America; circumboreal.
Habitat: In shallow water or along shorelines of ponds and lakes, from the lowlands to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Perennial
Western quillwort (Isoetes occidentalis)
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Submerged in ponds and lakes, often in deep water, from the lowland to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Perennial