The plants that look like a brush or horse's tail are Horsetail. These are ancient plants that have been around, usually in a larger size, for at least 100 million years. They grow almost everywhere in the world. They are hardy plants indeed. I have seen them push up through asphalt at the edges of roads in the past.
At the very bottom of the frame are Devil's Club, fearsome plants, that will grow much larger and be covered with sharp, noxious and irritating spines on the leaves and stems. According to Wikipedia, "The plants are slow growing and take many years to reach seed bearing maturity, and predominately exist in dense, moist, old growth conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest."
The large smooth leaved plants next to the water are Skunk Cabbage.
Rampart Ridge Loop
Mount Rainier National Park
Father's Day 2016, The Watercolors
This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.