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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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)

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)

Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria)

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

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)

Plant of the Week

Mule Fat (Baccharis salicifolia).
Mule Fat (Baccharis salicifolia)