Plant of the Week
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Plant of the Week: Common Yellow Wood Sorrel
Common yellow wood sorrel grows in a variety of habitats from open forest to fields and gardens. Read more about yellow wood sorrel…
Plant of the Week: Staghorn Sumac
Staghorn sumac is an open land species of prairies, grasslands, old fields, roadsides, savannas and woodlands, and fencerows. Read more about staghorn sumac…
Plant of the Week: Jupiter Buttercup
Jupiter buttercup grows mostly in high mountain meadows, maple thickets, or sagebrush communities. Flowers are frequently seen in moist areas below melting snowbanks. Read more about this plant…
Plant of the Week: Ozark Green Trillium
Ozark green trillium occurs in large numbers in heavy alkaline and heavy riverine soils in the Ozark and Ouachita mountain regions in Arkansas Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Read more about this plant…
Plant of the Week: Wild Hydrangea
Wild hydrangea is usually found in mesic forest, often along streams or in rocky areas, but also grows in drier areas. Read more about this plant…
Plant of the Week: Striped Coralroot
Striped coralroot orchid is a mycotrophic, herbaceous, perennial wildflower with a broad distribution in the western United States and Canada. Read more about this plant…
Plant of the Week: White Swamp Milkweed
White swamp milkweed occurs along the Mississippi River in Illinois and south to the Gulf, extending over to Florida. Read more about this plant…
Plant of the Week: Salmonberry
Salmonberry is quite similar to a raspberry in size and shape, except its fruit is yellow, orange, or red. Read more about this plant…
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.
Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)
Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)
Creeping Snowberry (Gaultheria hispidula)
Closed Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)
Mendocino gentian (Gentiana setigera)
Meadow Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis thermalis)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
White Crane's Bill (Geranium richardsonii)
Large-leaf Avens (Geum macrophyllum).
Mountain avens (Geum peckii)
Old Man’s Whiskers (Geum triflorum)
Bird’s-eyes Gilia (Gilia tricolor)
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)
Golden Hedgehyssop (Gratiola aurea)
Curlycup Gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)
Cedar Apple Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae)