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Botanists, plant ecologists, and other specialists administer the botany program on our nation’s national forests and grasslands. The National Headquarters Botany & Rare Plants Program assist field botanists in managing botanical resources from a healthy ecosystem perspective.

Program initiatives include "Celebrating Wildflowers" and "Native Plant Conservation". Initiatives are special topics that we give added emphasis through projects, events, literature, and funding. The intent of our varied initiatives is to help us and our partners move forward to accomplish specific management goals for certain key issues.

The National Botany Program is managed with the Rangeland Management staff. Rare plants conservation programs are shared by both the Rangeland Management and the Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants staffs.

Celebrating Wildflowers

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Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to the enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests and grasslands, and to educating the public about the many values of native plants.

Celebrating Wildflowers emphasizes:

  • The aesthetic value of plants - a field of wildflowers is a beautiful sight
  • The recreational value of plants - picking berries is fun for the whole family
  • The biological value of plants - native plants support other life
  • The medicinal value of plants - chemicals from plants help combat sickness
  • The economic value of plants - plant material such as floral greens are commercially valuable
  • The conservation of native plants - protecting and maintaining native plant habitat

Please enjoy Celebrating Wildflowers…