Plant of the Week
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Plant of the Week: Dwarf Clover
Dwarf clover is at home on mountain tops in the Rocky Mountains from Montana to northern New Mexico.
Plant of the Week: Ouachita Blazing Star
This plant is abundant in the Ouachita Mountains of western Arkansas but is globally rare.
Plant of the Week: Annual Phlox
Originally endemic to Texas, it has been collected and distributed as far away as Europe.
Plant of the Week: White Lady Slipper Orchid
These orchids have a labellum resembling a slipper.
Plant of the Week: Hairy Balsamroot
A member of the sunflower family, Asteraceae, the largest plant family in the world with 23,000 species.
Plant of the Week: Lance-leaved Trillium
The aboveground plant is technically a flowering scape, and the leaf-like structures are actually bracts subtending the flower.
Plant of the Week: Western Blue Flag Iris
A handsome beardless iris that grows between 1 and 2 feet tall.
Plant of the Week: Flowering Raspberry
Flowering raspberry has fruit that's edible but tends to fall apart and drop to the ground as it ripens.
Plant of the Week: Rough Blazing Star
This composite has only disk flowers that are star-like, hence the name “blazing star.”
Plant of the Week: Wood Anemone
“Anemone” refers to the god of the winds, Anemoi and means “windflower,” referring to the fluffy seeds that are dispersed by the wind.
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.