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Botanical Forays

Washington's National Park Fund gave $20,000 over the course of three years to support continuing study of native plant species in the North Cascades. These forays are intended to search specific areas of the park and look for plant species not previously found. Park scientists gain valuable information about the flora of the park, including adding new species information and collections to the herbariums of the park and the University of Washington. Volunteers on this project received an extraordinary opportunity to put their field botany skills to work in a beautiful park setting. In 2008, six new species of park plants were discovered.Star peak fleabane

Check here often as information from this project becomes available.

Thank you to our generous donors who have made this ongoing project possible!







Star peak fleabane (Erigeron salishii)


Click here for more information on plants native to North Cascades National Park.