Abashiri Quasi-National Park
is a quasi-national park in Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

. The park protects the waters and surrounding coastline of the lakes and lagoons along the Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Okhotsk
The Sea of Okhotsk is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, lying between the Kamchatka Peninsula on the east, the Kuril Islands on the southeast, the island of Hokkaidō to the far south, the island of Sakhalin along the west, and a long stretch of eastern Siberian coast along the west and...

 on Hokkaidō
, formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japan's second largest island; it is also the largest and northernmost of Japan's 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu, although the two islands are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel...

. This includes such lakes as Lake Abashiri
Lake Abashiri
is a lake in Abashiri, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is located in Abashiri Quasi-National Park. The Abashiri and Memanbetsu Rivers flow into the lake. Water exits the lake through the Abashiri River again and flows to the Sea of Okhotsk.-History and formation:...

 and Lake Notoro as well as Lake Tōfutsu and Lake Saroma
Lake Saroma
also Saroma Lagoon is a body of brackish water in Saroma, Kitami, and Yūbetsu Hokkaidō, Japan. It is located in Abashiri Quasi-National Park. By area, the lake is the third largest in Japan and the largest in Hokkaidō....

. Lake Saroma is the fourth largest lake in Japan. Most of the park lies within the limits of Abashiri
Abashiri, Hokkaido
is a city located in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.Abashiri is known as the site of the Abashiri Prison, a Meiji-era facility used for the incarceration of political prisoners...

 in Abashiri Subprefecture
Abashiri Subprefecture
is a subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan. It was renamed from the earlier Abashiri Subprefecture on April 1, 2010. Abashiri Subprefecture was established in 1897.-Naming:Abashiri Prefecture was named after the subprefectural office in Abashiri...

 of northeastern Hokkaidō.

The park includes a Marine Protected Area
Marine Protected Area
Marine Protected Areas, like any protected area, are regions in which human activity has been placed under some restrictions in the interest of conserving the natural environment, it's surrounding waters and the occupant ecosystems, and any cultural or historical resources that may require...

, which falls under the IUCN category Ib. The park is either 37261 ha or 43559 ha.

An important part of Abashiri Quasi-National Park is its floral display. Some of the most prominent species are in the following table.
Scientific name Common name Native name
Thermopsis is a genus of 8 to 23 species of legumes, native to temperate North America and east Asia. They are herbaceous perennials and are known as goldenbanners.-Species:* Thermopsis alpina...

Goldbanner センダイハギ(先代萩)
Gentiana triflora
Gentiana triflora
Gentiana triflora is a tall, flowering perennial plant in the genus Gentiana native to higher-elevation meadows and forests of China , Mongolia, Eastern Russia, Korea and Japan....

 var. japonica
Convallaria keiskei Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley
Convallaria majalis , commonly known as the lily-of-the-valley, is a poisonous woodland flowering plant native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe....

Iris (plant)
Iris is a genus of 260-300species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species...

Daylily is the general nonscientific name of a species, hybrid or cultivar of the genus Hemerocallis . Daylily cultivar flowers are highly diverse in colour and form, as a result of hybridization efforts of gardening enthusiasts and professional horticulturalists...

Lilium is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, though the range extends into the northern subtropics...

Salicornia europaea Common Glasswort アッケシソウ(厚岸草) 
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