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U.S. Forest Service

Plant of the Week

Enjoy Your Wildflowers

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.

Celebrating Wildflowers periodically features a different wildflower plant found on our national forests and grasslands.

The Plant of the Week descriptions are organized alphabetically by genus and species.

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Mule Fat (Baccharis salicifolia). Mule Fat (Baccharis salicifolia)

arrowleaf balsamroot Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)

White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba)

Cream Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucophaea). Cream Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucophaea)

Lyreleaf Greeneyes (Berlandiera lyrata). Lyreleaf Greeneyes (Berlandiera lyrata)

Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)

Watershield (Brasenia schreberi). Watershield (Brasenia schreberi)

Smooth Rockcress (Boechera laevigata) Smooth Rockcress (Boechera laevigata)

Bryoandersonia Moss, Bryoandersonia illecebra. Bryoandersonia Moss (Bryoandersonia illecebra)

Silvergreen Bryum Moss (Bryum argenteum). Silvergreen Bryum Moss (Bryum argenteum)

Pirate Bush (Buckleya distichophylla) Pirate Bush (Buckleya distichophylla)

Bug-on-a-stick moss, Buxbaumia viridis</em>). Bug-on-a-stick moss (Buxbaumia viridis)