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Twinflower (Linnea), photo by Erik W. L. Anderson

Wildflowers September 4, 2001

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:
Next week will be the last report.  Already there are signs of the "Last Rose of Summer".  In fact I did see one rose, one strawberry flower, but the biggest treat of all was seeing a cluster of Linnea, Twinflower with four blossoms.  They usually bloom the end of June through the beginning of July.
It was Bette's birthday so we celebrated it with a special picnic at the Rock Cut, just west of Grand Marais.  We had homemade wine, chicken, potato salad, grapes, cupcakes with candles and coffee.  Quite an upgrade from our crackers, cheese and water!!

Roads traveled:
Gunflint Trail, Devil Track Rd., turn left on Bally Creek Road, County Rd #7.

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
Campion or Lychnis, white - Lychnis alba
Clover, Rabbitsfoot - Trifolium arvense
Clover, Red & White ssp.
Daisy , Ox-eye- Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Everlasting, Pearly - Anaphalis margaritacea
Eyebrite - Euphrasia americana
Fleabane, Daisy - Erigeron strigosus
Hawkweed, Canada - Hiercium canadense
Hawkweed, Orange and Yellow - Hieracium aurantiacum & scabrum - but not much
Jewelweed, Spotted - Impatiens capensis
Knapweed, Spotted - Centaurea maculosa
Lettuce, White or Rattlesnake Root - Prenanthes alba*
Linnea - Twinflower - Linnaea borealis !!!
Marigold, -bur - Bidens laevis*
Primrose, Evening - Oenothera bidens
Tansy, Common - Lilium tigrinum
Thistle, Sow - Sonchus asper
Trefoil, Birdfoot - Lotus corniculatus
Willow-herb, Northern - Epilobium glandulosum*
Wormwood ssp - Artemisia*
Yarrow - Achillea lanulosa

In Berry:
Clintonia (Blue Bead Lily)

*new this week
Compare to last years report:  September 6

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