Plant of the Week
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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…
Plant of the Week: Pennsylvania Smartweed
Each cluster contain 50-80 pink to dark pink flowers. 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.
Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus coccineus)
Kingcup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus)
Common Spikerush (Eleocharis palustris)
Common Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Winward’s Goldenweed (Ericameria discoidea var. winwardii)
Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)
Woolly fleabane (Erigeron lanatus)
Featherleaf Fleabane (Erigeron pinnatisectus)
Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon sp.)
Crisp-leaf wild buckwheat (Eriogonum corymbosum)
Desert Trumpet (Eriogonum inflatum)
Parsnipflower Buckwheat (Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides)
Lobb's Buckwheat (Eriogonum lobbii)
Tufted Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium)
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)
Elegant Fawnlily (Erythronium elegans)
Yellow Avalanche-lily (Erythronium grandiflorum)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Spinystar (Escobaria vivipara)
Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia corollata)