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Common Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare, Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson - 2010

Tansy Tanacetum vulgare. (aka buttons, golden buttons, hierba lombriguera)  Family:  Asteraceae  Height: 2-5 feet Flower size: 1/4-1/2 inch Flower color: yellow Origin:  Eurasia - considered invasive


Wednesday, August 23rd, 2000 - Report by Lorraine Anderson

Roads traveled:
Hwy #61, Gunflint Trail, Greenwood Road, Shoe Lake Road, Trout Lake Road

Flowers seen:

butter & eggs (Linaria vulgaris)*
sand spurrey (Spergularia rubra)
pearly everlasting
birdsfoot trefoil
tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)*
goldenrod (Solidago)
Aster, purple stemmed (Aster punicceus)
aster, large leafed
ox-eye daisy
pineapple weed
rabbits-foot clover
orange & yellow hawkweed
red clover
Evening Primrose
eyebright (Euphrasia americana) *
Canada thistle
cow wheat
water hemlock
Indian pipes (Monotropa uniflora) 
slender bush clover
climbing false buckwheat (Polygonum scandens)
beach pea (Lathyrus japonicus)

Berries in a bog:
small cranberry
northern commandra

There  are getting less flowers as fall approaches and a few red-orange leaves here and there.  A smell of fall in in the air at times.  If any of you are planning to come up here and enjoy the
beautiful fall colors, the peak time for the maples (which are inland) is the last week in September.  The leaves along the shore come a bit later, that would be red underbrush and the yellow from
the birch and aspen.  Happy Hunting!

( * my favorites of the day)

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2000 Archives:

September 13

September 6

August 30

August 23

August 16

August 9

August 2

July 26

July 19

July 12

July 5

July 3

June 28

June 21

June 14

June 7

May 31

May 24

May 17

May 10

May 3

2008 Wildflower Reports

August 20th, 2008

August 13th, 2008

August 6th, 2008

July 30th, 2008

July 23rd, 2008

July 16th, 2008

July 6th, 2008

July 1st, 2008

June 25th, 2008

June 18th, 2008

June 11th, 2008

June 4th, 2008

May 28th, 2008

May 21st, 2008

May 14th, 2008



2007 Wildflower Reports

September 5th 2007

August 21st, 2007

August 15th, 2007

August 8th, 2007

August 1st, 2007

July 25th, 2007

July 18th, 2007

July 11th, 2007

July 4th, 2007

June 27th, 2007

June 20th, 2007

June 13th, 2007

June 6th, 2007

May 30th, 2007

May 23rd, 2007

May 16th, 2007

May 9th, 2007

May 2nd, 2007



2006 Wildflower Reports:

August 16th, 2006

August 9th, 2006

August 2nd, 2006

July 26th, 2006

July 19th, 2006

July 12th, 2006

July 5th, 2006

June 21st, 2006

June 28th, 2006

June 14th, 2006

June 7th, 2006

May 31st, 2006

May 24th, 2006

May 17th, 2006

May 10th, 2006

May 3rd, 2006

April 26th, 2006


2005 Wildflower Reports:

August 10th, 2005

August 3rd, 2005

July 27th, 2005

July 20th, 2005

July 13th, 2005

July 6th, 2005

June 29th, 2005

June 22nd 2005

June 15th 2005

June 12th, 2005

June 10th, 2005

June 8th, 2005

June 1, 2005

May 25th, 2005

May 18th, 2005

May 11th, 2005

May 4th, 2005

April 20th, 2005

April 13th, 2005


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