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Wildflowers July 11, 2001

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


On Friday we parked one car on the Lindskoog Road at the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot and the other car at an old cart road about in the middle of #60.  Our quest was to see the Wood Lilies.  The weather looked somewhat threatening but we forged ahead.  We saw lots of tent caterpillar cocoons but only wilted Wood Lilies. The view from the meadow was fantastic.  Of course it rained when we were about halfway in and we got soaking wet.  My friend referred to it as a "forced march"  but she was a good sport.  After walking for 2 1/2 hours with Wood Lilies the main quest and finding none, we saw a clump of them from the car on #60!!

On Wednesday  we were invited to a private prairie and woods for  the special treat of seeing the Ragged Fringed Orchid.  We had only seen it once before and there were hundreds.  It was quite a treat.  The weather was beautiful..


What we saw:  

Buttercup - Ranunculus acris

Chickweed , Field - cerastium arvense

Clover, Red & White ssp.

Clover, Sweet - Yellow & White  ssp. 

Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis

Cow-Parsnip - Heracleum maximum

Daisy , Ox-eye- Chrysanthemum leucanthemum  

Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium

Forget-me-not - True - Myosotis scorpioides

Hawkweed , Yellow- Hieracium scabrum

Hawkweed , Orange- Hieracium aurantiacum

Lupine - Lupinus polyphylus

Meadow Rue - Thalictrum ssp.

Rose, Wild spp.

Sorrel, Wood - Oxalis montana

Spurrey, Sand - Spergularia rubra 

Vetch , Purple- Vicia americana

Iris, Blue Flag - Iris prismatica

Butter-and-eggs - Linaria vulgaris

Pyrola, Pink - Pyrola asarifolia

Dock, Indian Tobacco - Rumex

Buckwheat, Climbing, False - Polygonum scanclens

Bugloss, Vipers - Echium vulgare

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris

Fireweed - Epilobium angustifolium

Pyrola, One-sided - Pyrola secunda

Clover, Rabbitsfoot - Trifolium arvense

Clover, Hop - Trifolium agratium

Clover, Least Hop - Trifolium dubium

Avens, Yellow - Geum aleppicum

Snakeroot, Clustered - Sanicula gregaria

Stitchwort, Lesser - Stellar graminea

Campion, White - Lychnis alba

Yarrow, Pink ssp

Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina

Joe Pye Weed ssp

Meadowrue, Pink ss

Wintergreen (or Pyrola) , One-flowered - Moneses uniflora 

Primrose, Common Evening - Oenothera biennis*

Bedstraw, Northern - Galium boreale*

Trefoil, Birdfoot - Lotus corniculatus - this was new last week but forgotten 

Pyrola, Lesser - Pyrola minor

Lily, Wood - Lilium andinum*

Orchid, Long-bracted - Habenaria viridis*

Orchid, Northern Bog - Habenaria hyperborea*

Orchid, Ragged Fringed - Platanthera (Habenaria) lacera*

Bellflower, Creeping - Campanula rapunculoides*


Trees and Shrubs we saw blooming:

Thimbleberry - Rubus parviflorus

Moose or Mountain Maple - Acer spicatum

Bush Honeysuckle -  Diervilla lonicera

Cinquefoil, Rough - Potentilla norvegica

Honeysuckle, Tartarian - Lonicera tatarica

Ninebark - Physocarpus opulifolius*  this was also blooming last week

Sumac, Dwarf - Rhus copallina

Honeysuckle Vine - Lonicera hirsuta

* new this week

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