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Washington Natural Heritage Information System
Known High-Quality or Rare Plant Communities and Wetland Ecosystems of Washington
September 2014

Whatcom County


Scientific Name
Common Name
Historic Record
Abies amabilis - Tsuga heterophylla / Oplopanax horridus Forest Pacific Silver Fir / Devil's-club
Abies amabilis - Tsuga heterophylla Cover Type Pacific Silver Fir - Western Hemlock Forest
Abies amabilis - Tsuga mertensiana Cover Type Pacific Silver Fir - Mountain Hemlock Forest H
Abies amabilis / Tiarella trifoliata Forest Pacific Silver Fir / Foamflower
Abies amabilis / Vaccinium membranaceum Forest Pacific Silver Fir / Big Huckleberry
Abies amabilis / Vaccinium ovalifolium / Tiarella trifoliata Forest Pacific Silver Fir / Oval-leaf Blueberry / Foamflower
Abies amabilis / Vaccinium ovalifolium Forest Pacific Silver Fir / Oval-leaf Blueberry
Abies amabilis Cover Type Pacific Silver Fir Forest H
Abies lasiocarpa Cover Type Subalpine Fir Forest H
Acer circinatum Cover Type Vine Maple Shrubland H
Acer macrophyllum - Alnus rubra / Polystichum munitum - Tellima grandiflora Forest Bigleaf Maple - Red Alder / Swordfern - Fringecup Community
Acer macrophyllum / Rubus spectabilis Forest Bigleaf Maple / Salmonberry
Alnus rubra / Rubus spectabilis Forest Red Alder / Salmonberry
Alnus rubra Cover Type Red Alder Forest H
Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata Shrubland [Placeholder] Sitka Alder
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Dwarf-shrubland Kinikinnick
Betula papyrifera var. commutata - Alnus rubra / Polystichum munitum Forest [Provisional] Paper Birch - Red Alder / Swordfern
Calamagrostis canadensis Western Herbaceous Vegetation Bluejoint Reedgrass
Caltha leptosepala ssp. howellii herbaceous vegetation Two-flowered Marsh Marigold
Carex (aquatilis var. dives, nigricans, utriculata) - Caltha leptosepala ssp. howellii Herbaceous Vegetation [Provisional] Sedge Spp. - Two-flowered Marsh Marigold
Carex aquatilis var. dives - (Eleocharis quinqueflora) Herbaceous Vegetation Sitka Sedge - (Few-flower Spikerush)
Carex aquatilis var. dives Herbaceous Vegetation Sitka Sedge
Carex Cover Type Sedge Spp. Grassland H
Carex exsiccata herbaceous vegetation Western Inflated Sedge
Carex interior - Hypericum anagalloides Herbaceous Vegetation Inland Sedge - Bog St. John's Wort
Carex nigricans Herbaceous Vegetation Black Alpine Sedge
Carex pellita Herbaceous Vegetation Woolly Sedge
Cassiope mertensiana - Phyllodoce empetriformis Dwarf-shrubland White Mountain-heather - Pink Mountain-heather
Cassiope mertensiana / Luetkea pectinata Dwarf-shrubland White Mountain-heather / Partridgefoot H
Eleocharis palustris Herbaceous Vegetation Creeping Spikerush
Empetrum nigrum Dwarf-shrubland Black Crowberry
Eriophorum chamissonis - Carex interior Herbaceous Vegetation Russet Cottongrass - Inland Sedge
Festuca rubra - (Camassia leichtlinii, Grindelia stricta var. stricta) Herbaceous Vegetation Red Fescue - Great Camas - Oregon Gumweed
Glyceria striata Herbaceous Vegetation Fowl Mannagrass
Kalmia microphylla / Carex spp. - Caltha leptosepala ssp. howellii / Sphagnum spp. Dwarf-shrubland Bog-laurel / Carex Spp. - Two-flowered Marsh Marigold / Sphagnum Spp.
Larix lyallii Woodland [Provisional] Subalpine Larch Community H
Ledum groenlandicum / Carex (cusickii, interior, utriculata) - Festuca rubra Shrubland [Provisional] Bog Labrador-tea / Carex - Red Fescue
Lemna minor Herbaceous Vegetation Small Duckweed
Low Elevation Freshwater Wetland PTN Low Elevation Freshwater Wetland PTN
Lysichiton americanus Herbaceous Vegetation Skunkcabbage
Mid-Elevation Freshwater Wetland WC Mid-elevation Freshwater Wetland WC
Mid-Elevation Riparian Wetland WC Mid-elevation Riparian Wetland WC
Mid-elevation Sphagnum Bog WC Mid-elevation Sphagnum Bog WC
North Pacific Herbaceous Bald and Bluff North Pacific Herbaceous Bald and Bluff
Nuphar lutea ssp. polysepala Herbaceous Vegetation Yellow Pond-lily
Phyllodoce empetriformis / Vaccinium deliciosum Dwarf-shrubland Pink Mountain-heather / Blueleaf Huckleberry H
Phyllodoce glanduliflora Cover Type Yellow Mountain-heather Shrubland
Picea sitchensis - Tsuga heterophylla Cover Type Sitka Spruce - Western Hemlock Forest
Pinus contorta - Pseudotsuga menziesii Cover Type Lodgepole Pine - Douglas-fir Forest
Pinus contorta / Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Forest Lodgepole Pine / Kinikinnick H
Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa - Alnus rubra / Rubus spectabilis Forest Black Cottonwood - Red Alder / Salmonberry
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Arbutus menziesii / Vicia americana Forest Douglas-fir - Pacific Madrone / American Purple Vetch
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Pinus contorta Cover Type Douglas-fir - Lodgepole Pine Forest
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Tsuga heterophylla / Gaultheria shallon Forest Douglas-fir - Western Hemlock / Salal
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Tsuga heterophylla / Mahonia nervosa Forest Douglas-fir - Western Hemlock / Dwarf Oregongrape
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Tsuga heterophylla / Polystichum munitum Forest Douglas-fir - Western Hemlock / Swordfern
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Tsuga heterophylla Cover Type Douglas-fir - Western Hemlock Forest
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Acer circinatum Forest Douglas-fir / Vine Maple H
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Gaultheria shallon - Holodiscus discolor Forest Douglas-fir / Salal - Oceanspray
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Gaultheria shallon Forest Douglas-fir / Salal
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Holodiscus discolor / Carex geyeri Forest Douglas-fir / Oceanspray
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Rosa gymnocarpa - Holodiscus discolor Forest Douglas-fir / Baldhip Rose - Oceanspray
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Symphoricarpos albus - Holodiscus discolor Forest Douglas-fir / Common Snowberry - Oceanspray
Pseudotsuga menziesii Cover Type Douglas-fir Forest
Quercus garryana / Carex inops - Camassia quamash Woodland Oregon White Oak / Long-stolon Sedge - Common Camas
Rubus parviflorus / Chamerion angustifolium - Heracleum maximum Shrubland Thimbleberry / Fireweed
Salix cascadensis / Festuca brachyphylla Dwarf-shrubland Cascade Willow / Sheep Fescue
Salix nivalis / Festuca brachyphylla Dwarf-shrubland Snow Willow / Sheep Fescue
Salix spp. - Spiraea douglasii / Carex (aquatilis var. dives, obnupta, utriculata) Shrubland Willow Spp. - Douglas' Spirea / Sedge Spp. Shrubland
Saxifraga tolmiei - Luzula piperi Herbaceous Vegetation Tolmie's Saxifrage - Piper's Woodrush
Spiraea douglasii Shrubland Douglas' Spirea
Thuja plicata - (Tsuga heterophylla) / Oplopanax horridus Forest Western Redcedar - (Western Hemlock) / Devil's-club
Thuja plicata - Tsuga heterophylla / Acer circinatum Community Type Western Redcedar - Western Hemlock / Vine Maple Community H
Thuja plicata - Tsuga heterophylla Cover Type Western Redcedar - Western Hemlock Forest
Thuja plicata / Acer circinatum Forest Western Redcedar / Vine Maple H
Tsuga heterophylla - (Thuja plicata - Alnus rubra) / Lysichiton americanus - Athyrium filix-femina Forest Western Hemlock - (Western Redcedar - Red Alder) / Skunkcabbage - Lady Fern
Tsuga heterophylla - Abies amabilis / Vaccinium alaskaense / Lysichiton americanus Forest Western Hemlock - Pacific Silver Fir / Alaska Huckleberry / Skunkcabbage
Tsuga heterophylla - Pseudotsuga menziesii - (Thuja plicata) / Oplopanax horridus / Polystichum munitum Forest Western Hemlock - (Western Redcedar) / Devil's-club / Swordfern
Tsuga heterophylla / Clintonia uniflora Forest Western Hemlock / Queen's Cup
Tsuga heterophylla / Polystichum munitum Forest Western Hemlock / Swordfern
Tsuga heterophylla / Tiarella trifoliata - Gymnocarpium dryopteris Forest Western Hemlock / Foamflower - Western Oakfern
Tsuga heterophylla / Vaccinium ovalifolium Forest Western Hemlock / Oval-leaf Blueberry
Tsuga heterophylla Cover Type Western Hemlock Forest H
Tsuga mertensiana - Abies amabilis / Phyllodoce empetriformis - Vaccinium deliciosum Woodland Mountain Hemlock - Pacific Silver Fir / Pink Mountain-heather - Blueleaf Huckleberry
Tsuga mertensiana - Abies amabilis / Rhododendron albiflorum Forest Mountain Hemlock - Pacific Silver Fir / Cascade Azalea
Tsuga mertensiana - Abies lasiocarpa Cover Type Mountain Hemlock - Subalpine Fir Community H
Tsuga mertensiana Cover Type Mountain Hemlock Forest H
Vaccinium deliciosum Parkland Dwarf-shrubland Blueleaf Huckleberry Parkland
Vaccinium membranaceum - Vaccinium deliciosum Dwarf-shrubland Big Huckleberry - Blueleaf Huckleberry H
Valeriana sitchensis - Veratrum viride Herbaceous Vegetation Sitka Valerian - Green False Hellebore
Valeriana sitchensis Cover Type Sitka Valerian Herbland H


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