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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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Big-leaf witch-hazel (Hamamelis ovalis). Big-leaf witch-hazel (Hamamelis ovalis)

American Witchhazel, Hamamelis virginiana. American Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana L.)

Common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale var. autumnale). Common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale var. autumnale)

Carolina Rockrose (Helianthemum carolinianum). Carolina Rockrose (Helianthemum carolinianum)

Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Hairy Sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus). Hairy Sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus)

Ashy Sunflower (Helianthus mollis). Ashy Sunflower (Helianthus mollis)

Showy Goldeneye (Heliomeris multiflora). Showy Goldeneye (Heliomeris multiflora)

Hepatica. Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis)

Crested Coralroot Orchid (Hexalectris spicata) Crested Coralroot Orchid (Hexalectris spicata)

SHairy-Fruited Hibiscus (Hibiscus lasiocarpos). Hairy-Fruited Hibiscus (Hibiscus lasiocarpos)

American Featherfoil (Hottonia inflata). American Featherfoil (Hottonia inflata)

Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens). Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)

Ballhead Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum capitatum). Ballhead Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum capitatum)