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Vanilla Leaf | Walk along many of our trails and you will notice wide green leaves, the Achlys triphylla, or Vanilla Leaf, on the ground. Though widespread on the west coast, it features prominently in the biota on the surface of the monument. | Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, Oregon (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Walk along many of our trails and you will notice wide green leaves, the Achlys triphylla, or Vanilla Leaf, on the ground. Though widespread on the west coast, it features prominently in the biota on the surface of the monument.

Siskiyou Paintbrush | Castilleja miniata elata, or the Siskiyou Paintbrush is a regionally unique flower. Plants such as these have been used in the past to boost the immune system or to treat chronic pain, possibly due to the high selenium content that can be found in them. Be warned! Selenium in excess is toxic! | Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, Oregon (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Siskiyou Paintbrush | Castilleja miniata elata, or the Siskiyou Paintbrush is a regionally unique flower. Plants such as these have been used in the past to boost the immune system or to treat chronic pain, possibly due to the high selenium content that can be found in them. Be warned! Selenium in excess is toxic! | Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, Oregon (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Mycena purpureofusca on tree root | Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, Oregon (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Mycena purpureofusca on tree root | Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, Oregon (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Morel mushroom | Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, Oregon (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Morel mushroom | Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, Oregon (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Pink Monkeyflower, North Cascades National Park, Washington (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Pink Monkeyflower, North Cascades National Park, Washington (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Hibiscus spp.,  Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland (pinned by haw-creek.com)

As an obligate wetland plant, these plants can be found always be found growing in a variety of wetland types, both tidal and nontidal.

Harsh Paintbrush, North Cascades National Park, Washington (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Harsh Paintbrush, North Cascades National Park, Washington (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Thimbleberry Bush, North Cascades National Park, Washington (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Thimbleberry Bush, North Cascades National Park, Washington (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Capitate Lousewort, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Capitate Lousewort, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Arctic Stitchwort, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Arctic Stitchwort, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Serviceberry | Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Serviceberry | Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Large-leaf Avens, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Large-leaf Avens, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska (pinned by haw-creek.com)

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