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.

Become a volunteer

WI Rare Plant News

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

All 2021 training sessions are online

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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2021 Annual Report

Learn about the valuable work our volunteers have been doing!

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photo of dwarf milkweed

2021 species of the year

This year's search targets 12 relatively common species.

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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.

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This program is supported with funds from the Natural Resources Foundation's Wisconsin Rare Plant Preservation Fund, from the sale of Endangered Resources license plates, and from private donations submitted through the Wisconsin income tax form.