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Every plant tells a story. Whether you have an afternoon or a whole season, you can make an important contribution to a better understanding of changing climates. We are a national network of people monitoring plants as the seasons change.

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Project BudBurst data is collected in a consistent manner across the country so that scientists can learn more about the responsiveness of plant species to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally.

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California sunflower

California sunflower

Encelia californica


Bright yellow are the
California sunflowers,
round evergreen shrubs.

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Recent Reports

Wildflowers and Herbs Flowers (Early) on Apr 18

Cut-leaf toothwort in Mansfield, OH
Submitted by Carol on Apr 19

Wildflowers and Herbs Flowers (Middle) on Apr 18

Spring Beauty in Mansfield, OH
Submitted by Carol on Apr 19

Wildflowers and Herbs Flowers (Early) on Apr 18

Bloodroot in Mansfield, OH
Submitted by Carol on Apr 19

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Bud Burst on Apr 11

Eastern redbud in Groton, MA
Submitted on Apr 19

Wildflowers and Herbs First Flower on Apr 18

Virginia bluebells in Coraopolis, PA
Submitted by Drew on Apr 19

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Bud Burst on Apr 9

Plant 6 in Chicago, IL
Submitted on Apr 18

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Bud Burst on Apr 17

Shagbark hickory in Makanda, IL
Submitted by David on Apr 18

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Full Flower on Apr 17

Eastern redbud in Makanda, IL
Submitted by David on Apr 18