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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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Blanketflower, Gaillardia aristata. Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis). Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

Creeping Snowberry (Gaultheria hispidula). Creeping Snowberry (Gaultheria hispidula)

Closed Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii). Closed Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Mountain Bog Gentian (Gentiana calycosa). Mountain Bog Gentian (Gentiana calycosa)

Mendocino gentian (Gentiana setigera). Mendocino gentian (Gentiana setigera)

Meadow Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis thermalis). Meadow Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis thermalis)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum). Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

White Crane's Bill (Geranium richardsonii). White Crane's Bill (Geranium richardsonii)

Large-leaf Avens (Geum macrophyllum). Large-leaf Avens (Geum macrophyllum).

mountain avens, Geum peckii. Mountain avens (Geum peckii)

Old Man’s Whiskers (Geum triflorum). Old Man’s Whiskers (Geum triflorum)

Bird’s-eyes Gilia (Gilia tricolor) Bird’s-eyes Gilia (Gilia tricolor)

Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera oblongifolia). Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera oblongifolia)

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens). Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)

Golden Hedgehyssop (Gratiola aurea). Golden Hedgehyssop (Gratiola aurea)

Curlycup Gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa) Curlycup Gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

Cedar Apple Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae). Cedar Apple Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae)