Advancing our knowledge of rare plants in Wisconsin

Become a volunteer and help preserve our rare flora for future generations.

Locoweed. Photo courtesy of Josh Mayer.

WI Rare Plant News

Check back every couple of weeks for news, events and rare plant stories.

2018 training dates announced!

February 15, 2018

The Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program gives plant enthusiasts an opportunity to conduct surveys for rare plants around the state. The information these volunteers collect is used to assess plant population trends during state and national conservation efforts.

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2016 Annual Report

March 28, 2017

"Learn about the valuable work our volunteers have been doing!

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Meet our 2017 species of the year

March 1, 2017

The white lady's slipper: one of our earliest blooming orchids

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Rare Plant Finder

Before volunteering, look for rare plants to survey in your area.

Turk's Cap Lily. Photo courtesy of Josh Mayer.