Buck-Bean Family
3 genera
3 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Menyanthes trifoliatabuck-bean
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, Great Lakes region, and northeastern North America.
Habitat: Bogs, marshes, ponds and lakes in shallow water, from low to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August
Growth Duration: Perennial
Nephrophyllidium crista-gallideer cabbage, deer-cabbage
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest along the coast in Washington; Alaska to Oregon; Japan.
Habitat: Bogs, swamps, and wet meadows.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: Perennial
ssp. crista-galli – deer cabbage
Nymphoides peltatayellow floatingheart
Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, also from Arizona and Texas northeastward to northeastern North America.
Habitat: Reservoirs, lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: June-September
Growth Duration: Perennial