Plant of the Week
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Plant of the Week: Stemless Goldenweed
A brilliant yellow and smaller member of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae), stemless goldenweed...
Plant of the Week: Mountain Bog Gentian
Also known as Rainier pleated gentian or Explorer’s gentian, mountain bog gentian (Gentiana calycosa) is a native mountain perennial... ”
Plant of the Week: Rainbow Wakerobin
Flowers from early to mid-spring, depending on elevation.
Plant of the Week: Tiger's Eye
This fungus (mushroom) is wide spread in North America and Europe.
Plant of the Week: Pencil Flower
Pencil flower is said to be “the cutest flower in all the land."
Plant of the Week: hooded ladies’-tresses
Hooded ladies’-tresses is a terrestrial monocot in the orchid family, Read more…
Plant of the Week: Northern Grass of Parnassus
Northern Grass of Parnassus isn't a grass at all, Read more…
Plant of the Week: Annual Wildrice
Wildrice, like commercial rice, is a grass. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Round-leaved Rein Orchid
This plant is considered endangered in several states. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Hyattville Milkvetch
Its entire global distribution is restricted to the northcentral region of Wyoming. Read more…
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.
California Pitcherplant (Darlingtonia californica)
Sacred thorn-apple (Datura wrightii)
Nuttall’s larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum)
Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Steer's Head (Dicentra uniflora)
Alpine Shooting Star (Dodecatheon alpinum)
Frigid Shooting Star (Dodecatheon austrofrigidum)
Appalachian Threadwort (Drepanolejeunea appalachiana)
English sundew (Drosera anglica)
Spoon-leaved Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala)
Live-forever (Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa)