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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Tufted evening-primrose
Tufted evening-primrose (Oenothera caespitosa)

Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa).
Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa)

Devil's Club (Oplopanax horridus).
Devil's Club (Oplopanax horridus)

Prickly pear cactus.
Prickly Pear (Opuntia basilaris)

Great Plains Prickly Pear (Opuntia polyacantha).
Great Plains Prickly Pear (Opuntia polyacantha)

One-flowered Cancer Root (Orobanche uniflora).
One-flowered Cancer Root (Orobanche uniflora)

Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana).
Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana)

Plant of the Week

Horned Dandelion (Taraxacum ceratophorum).
Horned Dandelion (Taraxacum ceratophorum)