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Clematis by Erik W. L. Anderson

Wildflowers June 6, 2001

Found blooming in Cook County by Lorraine Anderson - (Be sure to check out the past reports linked at the right as well!)


This has been an exciting week.  On Saturday we hiked on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) from Temperance River State park to Britton Peak. The trail led through Carlton Peak, which was extremely beautiful.  The whole hike was well worth the 4.8 miles.
Tuesday we went on the Lima Mountain road and the Lima Grade road and saw some interesting bog flowers.
Wednesday we went back to the Old Ski Hill road and hiked both ways on the SHT.  Going to the left was probably one of the most beautiful wild flower gardens we have seen. We plan to go there again. After that we went to the Pincushion Mountain Scenic Overlook and ate lunch and hiked around identifying (or trying to identify) many things with different leaves. On some we will have to go back when they are in bloom.

This is what we found blooming:

False Solomon's Seal - Smilacina racemosa *
Vetchling - Lathyrus ochroleucus *
Purple Clematis - Clematis verticillaris
Starflower - Trientalis borealis
Mertensia - Tall Lungwort - Bluebell - Mertensia paniculata
Wild Sarsaparilla - Aralia nudicaulis
Wild Lily-of-the-Valley - Maianthemum canadense
Nodding Trillium - Trillium cernuum
Clintonia - Blue Bead Lily - Clintonia borealis
Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis
Rose Twisted Stalk - Streptopus roseus *
Violets - Blue, Yellow & White
Naked Miterwort - Mitella nuda *
Pale or Pink Corydalis - Corydalis sempervirens *
Wild Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis *
Early Coralroot - Corallorhiza maculata
Solomon's Seal - Polygonatum *
Marsh Marigold - Caltha palustris
Wild Ginger - Asarum canadense
Orange Hawkweed or Devil's Paintbrush - Hieracium aurantiacum *
Winter Cress - Mustard - Barbera vulgaris
Sheep Sorrel - Rumex acetosella *
Gaywings or Fringed Polygala - Polygala paucifolia
Three-leaved Solomon's Seal - Smilacina trifolia *
Cotton Grass
Goldthread - Coptis groenlandica
Tall Buttercup - Ranunculus acris *
Swamp Buttercup - Ranunculus septentrionalis *
Pussytoes - Antennaria neglecta
Caraway - Carum carvi
Carolina Spring Beauty - Clatonia carolina
Common Strawberry - Fragaria virginiana
Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra
Wood Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia
Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale
Forget-me-not - Myosotis scorpioides
Moccasin-flower, Pink Lady's-slipper - Cypripedium acaule
Barren Strawberry - Waldsteinia fragarioides
Jack-in-the-Pulpit - Arisaema atrorubens

These are the trees and shrubs we saw blooming:

Chokecherry - Prunus virginiana *
Maple-leaved Viburnum - Viburnum acerifolium *
Labrador Tea - Ledum greenlandicum *
Bog Rosemary - Andromeda glaucophylla *
Bog Laurel or Pale Laurel - Kalmia polifolia
Thimbleberry - Rubus parviflorus *
Juneberry - Amelanchier spp.
Red Berried Elder - Sambucus pubens
Dewberry - Rubus pubescens
Blueberry - vaccinium angustifolium

* New this week

The leaves are out full in time for the army worms to attack them!  The lilacs are also beginning to bloom.

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