Plant of the Week

Thousands of wildflowers grow on our national forests and grasslands, in many shapes, sizes, and colors. A field of wildflowers or colorful plants upon a lush forest floor is a beautiful sight, but so is a single flower or scattered plants growing upon what at first glance may appear to be a dry and desolate landscape.

Each week Celebrating Wildflowers features a different wildflower found on our national forests and grasslands. Enjoy them here as well as throughout Celebrating Wildflowers.

The Plant of the Week descriptions are organized alphabetically by genus and species:

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arrowleaf balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)

Lyreleaf Greeneyes (Berlandiera lyrata).
Lyreleaf Greeneyes (Berlandiera lyrata)

Watershield (Brasenia schreberi).
Watershield (Brasenia schreberi)

Smooth Rockcress (Boechera laevigata)
Smooth Rockcress (Boechera laevigata)

Bryoandersonia Moss, Bryoandersonia illecebra.
Bryoandersonia Moss (Bryoandersonia illecebra)

Silvergreen Bryum Moss (Bryum argenteum).
Silvergreen Bryum Moss (Bryum argenteum)

Pirate Bush (Buckleya distichophylla)
Pirate Bush (Buckleya distichophylla)

Bug-on-a-stick moss, Buxbaumia viridis</em>).
Bug-on-a-stick moss (Buxbaumia viridis)

Plant of the Week

Wister's Coralroot (Corallorhiza wisteriana).
Wister's Coralroot (Corallorhiza wisteriana)