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marsh marigolds by lorraine anderson

Marsh Marigolds, Photo by Lorraine Anderson

Wildflowers May 16, 2001

Found blooming in Cook County, report by Lorraine Anderson

Last Saturday we took a trip to Oberg Mountain and were thrilled with the forest floor being almost covered with blooming beauties. It was real exciting! These are the kinds of flowers we saw:

Early Saxifrage - Saxifraga virginiensis 

Spring-beauty - Claytonia virginica 

Dutchman's-breeches - Dicentra cucullaria 

Wood Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia 

Violets - Viola - blue, white & yellow

On Wednesday we first went down to the shore of Lake Superior and found:

Bird's-eye Primrose - Primula laurentiana

Then we traveled on the Devil's Track Road, County Road #60, County Road #14.   It was a beautiful sunny day and lovely temp. We saw:

Dandelion, Common - Taraxacum officinale 

Marsh-marigold - Cowslip - Caltha palustris 

Ox-eye Daisy - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum - just a very few 

Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana 

Wood Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia 

Violets, Yellow Sessil-leaved 

Bellwort - Uvularia sessilfolia 

Pussytoes, Field - Antennaria neglecta 

Early Sweet Coltsfoot - Petasites palmatus

The blooming trees and shrubs we saw were:

Gooseberry - Ribes 

Honeysuckle - Lonicera 

Currant - Ribes 

Juneberry - Amelanchier

The only things we saw on Highway #61 were:

Marsh-marigolds, Dandelions and Gooseberry bushes

We also drove on Trout Lake Road and Bogus Lake Road expecting to see many blooming things in that maple woods but saw practically nothing

 

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