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Middle Lakes

Middle Lakes photographed by Walt Lockwood. Copyright 2004. All rights reserved.

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Ecosystems

Washington’s diverse geography and climate create a range of habitats for the more than 3,000 vascular plants native to our state. In addition to these plants there are hundreds of species of mosses, lichens and liverworts. This state’s native plants have adapted to live in places with less than 5 inches of rainfall to places with more than 200 inches of rain; from sea level to the alpine zones of our highest mountains.