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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Arrowhead (Sagittaria cuneata).
Arrowhead (Sagittaria cuneata)

American Burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis).
American Burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis)

Snow Plant
Snow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea)

Yellow Pitcherplant (Sarracenia flava).
Yellow Pitcherplant (Sarracenia flava)

Purple Pitcherplant (Sarracenia purpurea)
Purple Pitcherplant (Sarracenia purpurea)

White mountain-saxifrage (Saxifraga paniculata).
White mountain-saxifrage (Saxifraga paniculata)

Mimbres figwort, Scrophularia macrantha.
Mimbres figwort (Scrophularia macrantha)

Cockerell’s Stonecrop (Sedum cockerellii)
Cockerell’s Stonecrop (Sedum cockerellii)

Creeping Sibbaldia (Sibbaldia procumbens).
Creeping Sibbaldia (Sibbaldia procumbens)

Moss Campion (Silene acaulis)
Moss Campion (Silene acaulis)

Scarlet Catchfly (Silene subciliata)
Scarlet Catchfly (Silene subciliata)

fire pink, Silene virginica.
Fire Pink (Silene virginica)

Cut-leaf Prairie-Dock (Silphium pinnatifidum).
Cut-leaf Prairie-Dock (Silphium pinnatifidum)

Hairy Leafcup (Smallanthus uvedalius).
Hairy Leafcup (Smallanthus uvedalius)

Alpine False Candytuft (Smelowskia calycina var. americana).
Alpine False Candytuft (Smelowskia calycina var. americana)

Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima).
Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

Ouachita Goldenrod (Solidago ouachitensis)
Ouachita Goldenrod (Solidago ouachitensis)

Indian pink, Spigelia marilandica.
Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)

Silky Camellia (Stewartia malacodendron).
Silky Camellia (Stewartia malacodendron)

Twisted Stalk (Streptopus amplexifolius).
Twisted Stalk (Streptopus amplexifolius)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae).
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus.
Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Mountain Kittentails (Synthyris missurica)
Mountain Kittentails (Synthyris missurica)

Plant of the Week

Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens var. multifida).
Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens var. multifida)