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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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Gallery: V

Dwarf Bilberry (Vaccinium cespitosum). Dwarf Bilberry (Vaccinium cespitosum)

Marsh Blue Violet, Viola cucullata. Marsh Blue Violet (Viola cucullata)

Nuttall's Violet, Viola nuttallii. Nuttall's Violet (Viola nuttallii)

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea). Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)

American Brooklime (Veronica americana). American Brooklime (Veronica americana)

Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum). Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

Birdfoot Violet, Viola pedata. Birdfoot Violet (Viola pedata)

Arizona Grape (Vitis arizonica). Arizona Grape (Vitis arizonica)