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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Smooth azalea (Rhododendron arborescens)
Smooth azalea (Rhododendron arborescens)

Rhodora, Rhododendron canadense
Rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)

Lapland rosebay, Rhododendron lapponicum.
Lapland Rosebay (Rhododendron lapponicum)

Western Azalea (Rhododendron occidentale)
Western Azalea (Rhododendron occidentale)

Golden Currant (Ribes aureum).
Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)

Red-flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum).
Red-flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum)

New Mexico locust (Robinia neomexicana).
New Mexico locust (Robinia neomexicana)

swamp rose, Rosa palustris.
Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)

Prairie Rose.
Prairie Rose (Rosa setigera)

Delicious Raspberry (Rubus deliciosus)
Delicious Raspberry (Rubus deliciosus)

Thimbleberry.
Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Plant of the Week

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