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Plant of the Week: Lily-leaved Twayblade
A North American endemic orchid with two basal leaves, greasy and succulent appearance.
Plant of the Week: Virginia Dwarf Trillium
This beautiful spring wildflower is typically seen from in early spring, March, to early summer, June or July.
Plant of the Week: Tuberous Grass Pink
This gorgeous wildflower is called grass pink and it is in the Orchid family (Orchidaceae). The genus name “Calopogon” is Greek and means “beautiful beard”...
Plant of the Week: Pacific Bleeding-Heart
Pacific bleeding-heart (Dicentra formosa) is a lush perennial herb rising up to 1.5 feet from stout elongate rhizomes...
Plant of the Week: Carolina Crownbeard
Carolina crownbeard is a coarse, perennial herb in the aster family (Asteraceae)...
Plant of the Week: Meadow Pussytoes
Meadow pussytoes (Antennaria arcuata) is a perennial whitish-woolly herbaceous forb usually associated with sub-irrigated meadows...
Plant of the Week: Colic Root
Colic root is an attractive member of the Narthecium family (Nartheciaceae), although it formerly belonged...
Plant of the Week: White Water Crowfoot
Ranunculus aquatilis var. diffuses, white water crowfoot, is found throughout North American, ...
Plant of the Week: Stemless Goldenweed
A brilliant yellow and smaller member of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae), stemless goldenweed...
Plant of the Week: Mountain Bog Gentian
Also known as Rainier pleated gentian or Explorer’s gentian, mountain bog gentian (Gentiana calycosa) is a native mountain perennial... ”
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.
Bog Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum)
Common duckweed (Lemna minor)
Star Lily (Leucocrinum montanum)
Pygmy Bitterroot (Lewisia pygmaea)
Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)
Sacajawea's bitterroot (Lewisia sacajaweana)
Savanna blazing star (Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii)
Columbian Lily (Lilium columbianum)
Western Lily (Lilium occidentale)
Washington lily (Lilium washingtonianum)
Bog Spicebush (Lindera subcoriacea)
Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)
Lily-leaved Twayblade (Liparis liliifolia)
Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)
Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Dortmann's Cardinalflower (Lobelia dortmanna)
Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
Nineleaf Biscuitroot (Lomatium triternatum)
Twinberry Honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata)
Partridge-foot (Luetkea pectinata)
Sundial or Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis)
Sabin's Lupine (Lupinus sabinianus)
Western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)