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Ox-eye Daisy by Lorraine Anderson


Wildflowers July 25, 2001

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


Highway #61 is so beautiful with the Fireweed, Bird's-foot Trefoil and Daisies.  It is truly Nature's Garden. 

On Wednesday we went to Sugar Loaf Landing which is between mile marker #73 & #74.  This is an area where historical they used to ship logs from.  They are trying to restore it to what it was like then.  They do not have a sign on the highway yet so it is a bit tricky to find - but if you get to the Satellite Cafe you have passed it.  We went on a nice walking path that brought us through the woods, down to the shore, through a low area, and through a pine forest.  It was a pleasant day and we had fun identifying new plants and seeing some of our old favorites.  After that we went up the Snowmobile Parking area that is marked on the highway that is between Cascade Park and Grand Marais.


What we saw:  

Buttercup - Ranunculus acris

Chickweed , Field - cerastium arvense

Clover, Red & White ssp.

Clover, Sweet - Yellow & White  ssp. 

Cow-Parsnip - Heracleum maximum

Daisy , Ox-eye- Chrysanthemum leucanthemum  

Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium

Hawkweed , Orange- Hieracium aurantiacum

Meadow Rue - Thalictrum ssp.

Rose, Wild spp.

Spurrey, Sand - Spergularia rubra 

Vetch , Purple- Vicia americana

Iris, Blue Flag - Iris prismatica

Butter-and-eggs - Linaria vulgaris

Dock, Indian Tobacco - Rumex

Bugloss, Vipers - Echium vulgare

Yarrow - Achillea lanulosa

Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris

Fireweed - Epilobium angustifolium

Clover, Rabbitsfoot - Trifolium arvense

Clover, Hop - Trifolium agratium

Avens, Yellow - Geum aleppicum

Stitchwort, Lesser - Stellar graminea

Yarrow, Pink ssp

Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina

Joe Pye Weed ssp 

Primrose, Common Evening - Oenothera biennis

Bedstraw, Northern - Galium boreale

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

Orchid, Ragged Fringed - Platanthera (Habenaria) lacera

Bellflower, Creeping - Campanula rapunculoides

Jewelweed or Spotted Touch-me-not - Impatiens capensis*

Bulb-bearing Water-hemlock - Cicuta bulbifera*

Common Agrimony - Agrimonia gryposepala*

Pearly Everlasting - Anaphalis margaritacea*

Common Sow Thistle - Sonchus oleraceus*

Pineapple Weed - Matricaria matricaarioides*

Mayweed - Anthemis cotula*

Chicory - Cichorium intybus*  In many parts of the country this is common. Here it is rare.

Common Mullein - Verbascum thapsus*

Wormseed Mustard - Erysimum cheiranthoides*

Thistle, Canada - Cirsium arvense*

St. John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum*

Meadowsweet - Spirea alba*

Aster - white and purple*

Shinleaf - Pyrola elliptica

Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium montanum

Beach Pea - Lathyrus japonicus

Buttercup Hispid - Ranunculus hispidus*

Sundrops, Small - Oenothera perennis

Gentian, Spurred - Halenia deflexa*

Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia*

Ragwort, Round leaf - Senecio obovatus

Cinquefoil, Three-toothed - Potentilla tridentata

Mallow, Musk - Malva moschata*

Lily, Day - Hemerocallis fulva*

Knapweed, Spotted - Centaurea maculosa*

Thimbleweed - Anemone virginiana*

Tansy, Common - Lilium tigrinum*


Trees and Shrubs we saw blooming:

Bush Honeysuckle -  Diervilla lonicera

Cinquefoil, Rough - Potentilla norvegica

Ninebark - Physocarpus opulifolius*  this was also blooming last week

* new this week

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