Plant of the Week
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Plant of the Week: Desert Trumpet
A member of the buckwheat or knotweed family, desert trumpet is usually associated with warmer climates from northern Arizona to Baja California. Read more about desert trumpet…
Plant of the Week: Cream Wild Indigo
This species prefers prairies and savannas occuring in abundance in areas that have not been grazed, ranging in the central United States. Read more about cream wild indigo…
Plant of the Week: Columbian Lily
Columbian lily occurs in western North America from British Columbia to California and then east to Montana, Idaho, and Washington. Read more about Columbian lily…
Plant of the Week: Bristly Sarsaparilla
This shrubby member of the ginseng family (Araliaceae) is found across the northeastern portion of North America. Read more about bristly sarsaparilla…
Plant of the Week: Culver's Root
Culver's root occurs throughout the eastern United States, especially in the prairie states along the Mississippi River. Read more about Culver's root…
Plant of the Week: Rose Pogonia
A tall herbaceous perennial forb, native to North America, western polemonium is distributed from British Columbia to Colorado to California. Read more about rose pogonia…
Plant of the Week: Western Polemonium
A tall herbaceous perennial forb, native to North America, western polemonium is distributed from British Columbia to Colorado to California. Read more about western polemonium…
Plant of the Week: Wyoming Townsend Daisy
Amidst landscapes of rocky slopes, talus, and fell fields, there is a conspicuous purple sunflower no taller than six inches with bright violet to purple ray flowers. Read more about Wyoming Townsend…
Plant of the Week: Common Sunflower
Common Sunflower is an open land species, generally on moist soils, of prairies and other grasslands, old fields, roadsides, railroad rights-of-way, savannas, and forest edge. Read more about common sunflower…
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.
Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa)
Cliff Fendlerbush (Fendlera rupicola)
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus sp.)
Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
California Flannelbush (Fremontodendron californicum)
Chocolate lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis)