Plant of the Week

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.

Each week Celebrating Wildflowers features a different wildflower found on our national forests and grasslands. Enjoy them here as well as throughout Celebrating Wildflowers.

The Plant of the Week descriptions are organized alphabetically by genus and species:

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Streambank Wild Hollyhock, Iliamna rivularis.
Streambank Wild Hollyhock (Iliamna rivularis)

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis).
Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Scarlet Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata).
Scarlet Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata)

Spiked Ipomopsis (Ipomopsis spicata).
Spiked Ipomopsis (Ipomopsis spicata)

Dwarf Lake Iris, Iris lacustris.
Dwarf Lake Iris (Iris lacustris)

Dwarf Iris, Iris verna
Dwarf Iris (Iris verna)

Gordon’s Ivesia (Ivesia gordonii)
Gordon’s Ivesia (Ivesia gordonii)

Plant of the Week

Common Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta).
Common Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta)