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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Baldwyn's Milkvine.
Baldwyn's Milkvine (Matelea baldwyniana)

Stream bogmoss, Mayaca fluviatilis.
Stream bogmoss (Mayaca fluviatilis)

Plains Blackfoot (Melampodium leucanthum).
Plains Blackfoot (Melampodium leucanthum)

Smoothstem blazingstar (Mentzelia laevicaulis).
Smoothstem blazingstar (Mentzelia laevicaulis)

Short-styled Bluebell (Mertensia brevistyla)
Short-styled Bluebell (Mertensia brevistyla)

Lewis’s Monkeyflower (Mimulus lewisii)
Lewis’s Monkeyflower (Mimulus lewisii)

Twinflower Sandwort (Minuartia obtusiloba)
Twinflower Sandwort (Minuartia obtusiloba)

Macfarlane's four-o-clock.
Macfarlane's four-o-clock (Mirabilis macfarlanei)

Colorado Four O'clock (Mirabilis multiflora).
Colorado Four O'clock (Mirabilis multiflora)

Partridge Berry flower, Mitchella repens.
Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)

scarlet beebalm
Scarlet Beebalm (Monarda didyma)

Wood Nymph (Moneses uniflora).
Wood Nymph (Moneses uniflora)

Ghost Pipe, Monotropa uniflora.
Ghost Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

Plant of the Week

Decumbent Trillium (Trillium decumbens).
Decumbent Trillium (Trillium decumbens)