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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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California Pitcherplant (Darlingtonia californica). California Pitcherplant (Darlingtonia californica)

Sacred thorn-apple Sacred thorn-apple (Datura wrightii)

Nuttall’s larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum) Nuttall’s larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum)

Dutchman's Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria. Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

An image of the Dicentra formosa. Pacific Bleeding-Heart (Dicentra formosa)

Steer's Head (Dicentra uniflora). Steer's Head (Dicentra uniflora)

Alpine Shooting Star (Dodecatheon alpinum). Alpine Shooting Star (Dodecatheon alpinum)

Frigid Shooting Star, Dodecatheon austrofrigidum. Frigid Shooting Star (Dodecatheon austrofrigidum)

Appalachian Threadwort (Drepanolejeunea appalachiana) Appalachian Threadwort (Drepanolejeunea appalachiana)

English sundew (Drosera anglica) English sundew (Drosera anglica)

spoon-leaved sundew, Drosera intermedia. Spoon-leaved Sundew (Drosera intermedia)

Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala). Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala)

Live-forever (Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa). Live-forever (Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa)