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Indian Pipes by Lorraine Anderson

Wildflowers August 22, 2001

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

Where we went:
Today was beautiful, but warm. It got to 80 degrees. We went up the Gunflint Trail - right on Greenwood road left on Assinika or Shoe Lake Road to our bog. We should have come earlier. The Indian Pipes (View more photos of Indian Pipes on the BWCA Discussion Board.) and Rattlesnake Plantain (if that was what it really was, we couldn't agree) were past their peak. It would be fun to visit this "Assinika bog" in the spring but it may be too wet. The Northern Commandra (a rare plant) & Snowberry were showing their berries. The star of the show today was Eyebrite. It seemed to be on every road we walked and we walked quite a few Forest Service or logging roads. We went beyond the bog and had lunch (at about 3:30) at Carrot Lake. The loon was calling, we sat down by the water - It couldn't get any better!!

What we saw:

Aster - white and purple - many different kinds
Bellflower, Creeping - Campanula rapunculoides
Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina
Clover, Hop - Trifolium agratium
Clover, Rabbitsfoot - Trifolium arvense
Clover, Red & White ssp.
Commandra, Northern - Geocauion liviclum*
Daisy , Ox-eye- Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Everlasting, Pearly - Anaphalis margaritacea
Eyebrite - Euphrasia americana*
Fireweed - Epilobium angustifolium
Fleabane, Daisy - Erigeron annuus
Gentian, Spurred - Halenia deflexa
Goldenrod - Solidago ssp
Goldenrod, Canada - Solidago canadensis
Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia - both blue and white
Hawkweed, Yellow, Common - Hieracium vulgatum
Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris
Indian Pipe - Monotropa uniflora it's a Saprophyte; a plant that gets its food from dead organic matter, in Pyrola family
Jewelweed or Spotted Touch-me-not - Impatiens capensis
Joe Pye Weed ssp
Pink, Deptford - Dianthus deltoides
Spurrey, Sand - Spergularia rubra
Stitchwort, Lesser - Stellaria graminea
Tansy, Common - Lilium tigrinum
Thistle, Bull - Cirsium vulgare - it's in seed now and they are beautiful when they open up and "turn in-side out"
Thistle, Canada - Cirsium arvense - these are also now in seed
Thistle, Sow, Common - Sonchus oleraceus
Trefoil, Birdfoot - Lotus corniculatus
Virgin's Bower - Clematis virginiana*
Yarrow - Achillea lanulosa

Highbush Cranberry

*new this week

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