Plant of the Week
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Plant of the Week: Mead’s Milkweed
This species is slow growing and can take four years to flower. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Dwarf Trillium
Flowers are typically seen from early spring, March, to early May. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Wavyleaf Thistle
Thistles sometimes get a bad rap, since some are considered noxious weeds. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Winward’s Goldenweed
A rare plant, barely noticed and for years unrecognized. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Cumberland Azalea
Cumberland Azalea can be cultivated and is available from some nurseries. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Fringeleaf Wild Petunia
This plant can be cultivated but may become extremely weedy in a garden. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid
This perennial fringed wildflower was once abundant across the tall grass prairies of the Midwest. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Hoary Puccoon
The Hoary Puccoon is one of the first wildflowers to bloom in open habitats like prairies, glades, savannas, and woodlands. Read more…
Plant of the Week: American Black Elderberry
American black elderberry is usually found in moist, edge habitat, in full or light shade. Read more…
Plant of the Week: Carolina Anemone
Like a lot of flowers in the buttercup family, this flower has no petals. Read more…
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.
Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Arctic Kidney Lichen (Nephroma arcticum)
Pimpled kidney lichen (Nephroma resupinatum)
Indian Olive (Nestronia umbellula)
Shasta snow-wreath (Neviusia cliftonii)
White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata)