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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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White Water Crowfoot (Ranunculus Aquatilis)White Water Crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis)

Jupiter Buttercup (Ranunculus jovis). Jupiter / Utah Buttercup (Ranunculus jovis)

Smooth azalea (Rhododendron arborescens) Smooth azalea (Rhododendron arborescens)

Rhodora, Rhododendron canadense Rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)

Rhodora, Rhododendron canadense Cumberland Azalea (Rhododendron cumberlandense )

Lapland rosebay, Rhododendron lapponicum. Lapland Rosebay (Rhododendron lapponicum)

Western Azalea (Rhododendron occidentale) Western Azalea (Rhododendron occidentale)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina). Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Golden Currant (Ribes aureum). Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)

Red-flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum). Red-flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum)

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia). Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

New Mexico locust (Robinia neomexicana). New Mexico locust (Robinia neomexicana)

Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina) Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina)

swamp rose, Rosa palustris. Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)

Prairie Rose. Prairie Rose (Rosa setigera)

Delicious Raspberry (Rubus deliciosus) Delicious Raspberry (Rubus deliciosus)

Thimbleberry. Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis). Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis). Fringeleaf Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis Nutt.)