Ginseng Family
4 genera
6 species
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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
Growth Duration: perennial
Hedera colchica
Origin: Introduced
Hedera helixcommon ivy, English ivy
Distribution: Introduced as an ornamental, but freely disseminated by birds and widely established in western Washington and Oregon.
Habitat: Wooded areas at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May - June
Growth Duration: perennial
Hedera hibernicaAtlantic ivy
Origin: Introduced
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
Growth Duration: perennial
Oplopanax horridusdevil's club, devil's-club
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout the forested areas on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Oregon, east to Alberta and Montana, also in the Great Lakes region.
Habitat: Moist woods at mid-elevations, especially along streams.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: perennial