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Blooming Bog Laurel or Pale Laurel

Bog Laurel

Photograph by Lorraine Anderson

(view Ken Hupila's photos of cotton grass and bog laurel)

Wildflowers May 30, 2001

Found blooming in Cook County by Lorraine Anderson -  


I have been very fortunate this spring to have friends willing to go into the woods with me.  This week we searched for Blooming Beauties three days.  On Sunday we went to the Superior Hiking Trail going west from the Old Ski Hill Road.  It was wonderful - such a variety of flowers.

These are the things we saw this week:

Purple Clematis - Clematis verticillaris 

Laurel, Pale (Bog) - Kalmia polifolia

Carolina Spring Beauty - Clatonia carolina

Starflower - Trientalis borealis

Common Strawberry - Fragaria virginiana 

Jack-in-the-Pulpit - Arisaema atrorubens

Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis

Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra

Clintonia, Blue Bead Lily - Clintonia borealis

Marsh Marigold - Caltha palustris

Wood Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia

Nodding Trillium - Trillium cernuum

Mertensia, Tall Lungwort, Bluebell - Mertensia paniculata

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

Wild Sarsaparilla - Aralia nudicaulis

Forget-me-not - Myosotis scorpioides

Winter Cress - Barbera vulgaris

Northern or Early Coralroot - Corallorhiza maculata

Birds-eye-primrose - Primula mistassinica

Butterwort - Pinguicula vulgaris

Cuckoo-flower - Cardimine bulbosa

Moccasin-flower, Pink Lady's-slipper - Cypripedium acaule

Sheep Sorrel - Rumex acetosella

Bog Buckbean - Menyanthes trifoliata

Wild Lily-of-the-Valley - Maianthemum canadense

Silverweed - Potentilla anserina

Barren Strawberry - Waldsteinia fragarioides


These are the trees and shrubs we saw blooming:

Juneberry - Amelanchier

Currants - Ribes

Red Berried Elder - Sambucus pubens

Dewberry - Rubus pubescens

Blueberry, Dwarf Sweet - Vaccinium angustifolium

Fly-Honeysuckle - Lonicera canadensis

We had our picnic lunch at Two Island Campground (on Wednesday) after touring the Wild Flower Garden and the Marsh adjacent to Pit Lake.  We have had a lot of rain lately but it hasn't spoiled our trips.

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