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Butter -n- Eggs, photo by Erik W. L. Anderson

Wildflowers September 11, 2001
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Found blooming in Cook County by Lorraine Anderson - lorraine@bwca.cc (Be sure to check out the past reports linked at the right as well!)

Where we went:
On Sunday we hiked the Leveaux Mt Superior Hiking Trail to the lookout and back. It is the first time I've been there. The view is spectacular from the lookout. Only 2 or 3 trees had turned red yet. There were many large patches of Ginger (of course not blooming) and lots of beautiful mushrooms. The Bush Honeysuckle is starting to turn along the highway. We also saw a lot of Black-Eyed--Susans, White Asters and a few Sunflowers. We don't remember seeing Sunflowers in Cook county before.

What we saw:

Aster - white and purple - many different kinds including Small White Aster - Aster vimineus
Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina
Butter & Eggs - Linaria vulgaris
Chamomile, Scentless - Matricaria maritima
Clover, Rabbitsfoot - Trifolium arvense
Everlasting, Pearly - Anaphalis margaritacea
Eyebrite - Euphrasia americana
Goldenrod ssp
Jewelweed, Spotted - Impatiens capensis
Lettuce, White or Rattlesnake Root - Prenanthes alba
Tansy, Common - Lilium tigrinum
Thistle, Sow - Sonchus asper
Trefoil, Birdfoot - Lotus corniculatus


In Berry:
Mountain Ash*

*new this week

This will be the last report for this season, however I hope to get a list together of the plants seen and when, alphabetized (Download last year's list here).  Don't know how long that will take me because there are some more things I need to know about the computer to do it.

Fall Colors should be starting next week.  One nice trip from the cities up here to Grand Marais is to go up #1 to Finland and down #6 to #61.  The Cramer road is always nice, The Honeymoon Trail, and the Caribou Trail west of town.  Mt Maud and the Ringo road to the east. In the Information Bureau you can find more info on Fall Colors and also purchase a very good map for 50 cents.  I think there number is 218-387-2524. There probably is a toll free number but I don't know it.  Thanks for your interest


Compare to last years report:  September 13

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