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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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Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

Arctic Kidney Lichen (Nephroma arcticum). Arctic Kidney Lichen (Nephroma arcticum)

Pimpled kidney lichen (Nephroma resupinatum). Pimpled kidney lichen (Nephroma resupinatum)

Indian olive Indian Olive (Nestronia umbellula)

Shasta snow-wreath, Neviusia cliftonii. Shasta snow-wreath (Neviusia cliftonii)