Native of the Month

Native of the Month

Devil’s matchstick – Pilophorus acicularisPilophorus acicularis is a part of the Cladoniaceae (lichenized fungi) family. It is found in cool moist forest locations at all elevation levels but is more common near waterfalls at lower elevations. It has been...
Native of the Month

Native of the Month

Dear fern – Blechnum spicantThe deer fern or Blechnum spicant (Greek for “spiked fern”) can be found in Europe, Japan, Northern Asia, and in the western part of the United States. In the U.S., it is commonly found from southern Alaska to California...
Native Plant of the Month

Native Plant of the Month

Western Hemlock – Tsuga heterophyllaIn 1947 the western hemlock, or Tsuga heterophylla, was selected as the official state tree of Washington because of the significant role it played in Washington’s forest industry. The western hemlock is one the many...
Native Plant of the Month: Sitka Alder

Native Plant of the Month: Sitka Alder

Sitka Alder – Alnus viridis ssp. sinuate Sitka alder is a small tree (compared to its neighbors) that grows between 3-39 ft, depending on elevation. It is found on the western edge of North America, ranging from Alaska down to northern California. Its...