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.

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WI Rare Plant News

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

All 2020 training sessions are CANCELED

2020 training dates announced!

March 2020

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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2020 Annual Report

Learn about the valuable work our volunteers have been doing!

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photo of narrow-leaved vervain

2020 species of the year

May 2020

This year's search targets 15 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.