Rainforests receive the most rain of any biome, with a yearly rainfall of between 60 and 400 inches. We often think of tropical rainforests, but North America is home to temperate rainforests, too, which are much cooler and have a different mix of plant and animal life.

Plants

Scientific Name Common Name EOL Web Address Additional Resources
Struthiopteris spicant Deer Fern https://eol.org/pages/596749 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=BLSP
Adiantum aleuticum Western Maidenhair Fern https://eol.org/pages/596890 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ADAL
Athyrium filix-femina Lady Fern https://eol.org/pages/6131515/media https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ATFI
https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/fern/athfil/all.html
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PTAQ
Pteridium aquilinum Bracken Fern https://eol.org/pages/47172677 https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/fern/pteaqu/all.html
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ASTRT
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=POMU
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort https://eol.org/pages/597642 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=POGL8
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=POSC4
Polystichum munitum Western Sword Fern https://eol.org/pages/485701 https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Ariolimax_columbianus/
Polypodium glycyrrhiza Licorice Fern https://eol.org/pages/597745 https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Ursus_arctos/
Polypodium scouleri Leathery Polypody https://eol.org/pages/597742 https://www.fws.gov/fisheries/freshwater-fish-of-america/chum_salmon.html

Animals 

Scientific Name Common Name EOL Web Address Additional Resources
Ariolimax columbianus Banana Slug https://eol.org/pages/403113
Ursus arctos Grizzly Bear https://eol.org/pages/328581
Oncorhynchus keta Chum Salmon https://eol.org/pages/46563136