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
Distribution: Known in Washington from a single collection in Skagit County; Alaska to Washington, east across Canada and eastern North America to Greenland; also in Europe and Asia.
Habitat: Alpine zone.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-August
Kelloggia galioidesmilk kelloggia
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Forest openings, from middle elevations in the mountains to the subalpine.
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 macranthaKoeler's prairie grass, prairie Junegrass
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to northern Mexico, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast except in the southeastern U.S.
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: Occurring west of the Cascades crest along the Puget Sound and outer coast in Washington; British Columbia 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 crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to the Great Plains.
Habitat: Sagebrush plains and foothills, often in saline or alkaline soil.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-July