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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Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus coccineus).
Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus coccineus)

Kingcup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus).
Kingcup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus)

Common Spikerush (Eleocharis palustris).
Common Spikerush (Eleocharis palustris)

Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)
Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)

Featherleaf Fleabane
Featherleaf Fleabane (Erigeron pinnatisectus)

Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon sp.)
Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon sp.)

Crisp-leaf wild buckwheat (Eriogonum corymbosum).
Crisp-leaf wild buckwheat (Eriogonum corymbosum)

Lobb's Buckwheat (Eriogonum lobbii).
Lobb's Buckwheat (Eriogonum lobbii)

Tufted Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium)
Tufted Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium)

Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum).
Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)

Elegant Fawnlily.
Elegant Fawnlily (Erythronium elegans)

California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica.
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

Spinystar, Escobaria vivipara var. rosea.
Spinystar (Escobaria vivipara)

Flowering Spurge
Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia corollata)

Plant of the Week

Western Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii).
Western Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)