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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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Bog Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum). Bog Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum)

Common duckweed (Lemna minor). Common duckweed (Lemna minor)

Star Lily (Leucocrinum montanum). Star Lily (Leucocrinum montanum)

Pygmy Bitterroot (Lewisia pygmaea) Pygmy Bitterroot (Lewisia pygmaea)

Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)

Sacajawea's bitterroot, Lewisia sacajaweana. Sacajawea's bitterroot (Lewisia sacajaweana)

savanna blazing star, Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii. Savanna blazing star (Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii)

Columbian Lily (Lilium columbianum). Columbian Lily (Lilium columbianum)

Western Lily and butterfly Western Lily (Lilium occidentale)

Washington lily, Lilium washingtonianum. Washington lily (Lilium washingtonianum)

Bog Spicebush, Lindera subcoriacea. Bog Spicebush (Lindera subcoriacea)

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Closeup of the Lily-leaved Twayblade. Lily-leaved Twayblade (Liparis liliifolia)

Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens) Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

Lungwort. Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria)

cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis. Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Dortmann's Cardinalflower (Lobelia dortmanna) Dortmann's Cardinalflower (Lobelia dortmanna)

Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica). Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Nineleaf Biscuitroot (Lomatium triternatum). Nineleaf Biscuitroot (Lomatium triternatum)

twinberry honeysuckle, Lonicera involucrata. Twinberry Honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata)

Partridge-foot (Luetkea pectinata). Partridge-foot (Luetkea pectinata)

sundial lupine, Lupinus perennis. Sundial or Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis)

Sabin's Lupine, Lupinus sabinianus. Sabin's Lupine (Lupinus sabinianus)

Western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus). Western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)