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carolina spring beauty wildflower photograph by lorraine anderson

Spring Beauty by Lorraine Anderson

Wildflowers May 23, 2001

Found blooming in Cook County by Lorraine Anderson -  


Spring is popping out all over. Saturday we took a trip on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT). We went up the Caribou Trail to the SHT parking lot and went West to Agnes Lake. There were many flowers blooming but the most special were the large patch of Jack-in-the-Pulpits surrounding a bridge over a water flowage. Agnes Lake was also beautiful, both from ground level and from a high vantage point.

On Tuesday we had a wet walk on the SHT just off the Old Ski Hill Road.

On Wednesday we went up Sugar Loaf Road, across from Sugar Loaf Landing (between milepost 73 & 74 on Highway #61

The blooming flowers we saw this week were:

Wood Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia
Carolina Spring Beauty - Clatonia carolina - it has a beautiful cinnamon smell
Jack-in-the-Pulpit - Arisaema atrorubens
Violets - yellow & purple
Nodding Trillium - Trillium - cernuum
Marsh Marigold - Caltha palustris
Cuckoo-flower - Cardimine bulbosa
Baneberry (I'm confused if it was red or white) - Actaea
Wild Ginger - Asarum canadense
Common Winter Cress (mustard) - Barbarea vulgaris
Perfoliate Bellwort - Uvularia perfoliata
Mertensia - Virginia Bluebells - Mertensia virginica
Pussytoes, Field - Antennaria neglecta
Early Sweet Coltsfoot - Petasites palmatus
Dandelion, Common - Taraxacum officinale

Blooming Trees and Shrubs:

Juneberry - Amelanchier
Pin Cherry - Prunus pennsylvanica
Currant (Upright and Skunk) - Ribes
Honeysuckle - Lonicera
Red-berried Elder - Sambucus pubens


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