Plants, Native

PLANTS, NATIVE, including trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses, FERNS, MOSSES, liverworts, lichens and fungi, number over 15,000 species in BC. These include an estimated 2,073 vascular plants, about 1,000 bryophytes (mosses and liverworts), 1,600 lichens, 522 species of algae and over 10,000 species of fungi. Some of these plants are huge, such as giant Sitka SPRUCE, western red CEDAR and DOUGLAS FIR (see also FORESTS; TREES, GIANT), while others are practically microscopic and are more easily...

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