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2002 BLOOMING WILDFLOWERS 



Found blooming in Cook County by Lorraine Anderson - lorraine@bwca.cc (See the individual reports linked by date at the right for more details)

Click here for the 2001 Blooming Tree and Shrub List

Click Here for the 2001 Wildflower List          Click Here for the 2000 List

from May 18 to August 28, 2002

Agrimony, Common - Agrimonia gryposepala - 7/17 - 8/28

Alyssum, Hoary - Berteroa incana - 8/7 p

Anemone, Wood- Anemone quinquefolia - 5/22 - 5/29 p

Anemone, Canada - Anemone canadensis - 7/17

Arbutus Trailing - Epigaea repens - 5/18 - 6/5     p

Arethusa of Dragonís Mouth - Arethusa bulbosa - 6/26 - 7/17    p

Arrowhead, Common - Sagittaria latifolia - 7/31 - 8/7

Aster - ssp - 7/24 - 8/28   p

Avens, Yellow - Geum aleppicum - 7/17

Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra - 6/5 - 6/19                         

Bedstraw, Northern - Galium boreale - 7/3 - 7/24

Bedstraw, Rough - Galium asprellum - 7/31- 8/21

Bellflower, Creeping - Campanula rapunculoides - 7/31 - 8/28

Bellwort, Large-flowered - Uvularia grandiflora - 6/5 - 6/19 p

Bindweed, Fringed - Polygonum cilinode - 8/7 - 8/21

Bindweed, Upright - Convolvulus spithamaeus - 6/26 - 7/10 p

Bistort, Alpine - Polygonum viviparum - 7/3

Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina - 7/10 - 8/28 p

Bladderwort, Horned - Utricularia cornuta - 7/10

Bloodroot -Sanguinaria canadensis - 5/18 - 5/29 p

Bluebell (Tall Lungwort) - Mertensia paniculata - 6/5 - 7/10 p

Blue-eyed Grass -Sisyrinchium - 6/5 - 7/17 p

Buckbean, bog - Menyanthes trifoliata - 6/12 p

Buckwheat, Climbing False - Polygonum scanclens - 7/3 - 8/14

Bugleweed - Lycopus virginicus - 8/21

Bugloss, Vipers - Echium vulgare - 7/10 - 7/24 p

Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis - 6/12 - 7/17 p

Bur-Marigold - Bidens - 8/21?

Bur-reed - Sparganium - 7/31 - 8/7

Buckbean, Bog - Menyanthes trifoliata - 6/12 -6/26

Butter & Eggs - Linaria vulgaris - 7/24 - 8/28 p

Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris - 6/12 - 8/21 p

Calla, Wild or Water Arum - Calla palustris - 6/12 - 7/3

Campion or Lychnis, Evening - Lychnis alba - 7/10 - 8/28

Caraway - Carum carvi - 6/12 - 7/17

Carpetweed - Mollugo verticillata - 8/14 - 8/28

Chamomile, Wild - Matricaria chamomilla - 7/10 - 7/24 p?

Chamomile, Scentless - Matricaria maritima - 7/31 - 8/28 p

Chickweed, Field - Cerastium arvense - 6/26 - 7/3

Cicely, Sweet - Odmothiza clatoni - 6/12 - 6/19

Cinquefoil, Dwarf - Potentilla canadensis - 7/3

Cinquefoil, Marsh - Potentilla palustris - 7/3

Cinquefoil, Rough - Potentilla norvegica - 7/3 - 7/24

Cinquefoil, Rough-fruited - Potentilla recta - 7/3 - 7/24

Cinquefoil, Shrubby - Potentilla fruticosa - 7/3 - 7/17

Cinquefoil, Three tooth - Potentilla tridentata - 7/3 - 7/17 p

Clematis, Rock, Purple - Clematis verticillari - 6/5 - 6/19 p

Clintonia (Blue Bead Lily) - Clintonia borealis - 6/12 - 7/10 p

Clover, Hop - Trifolium agrarium - 7/10 - 8/28

Clover, Purple, Red, White or Pink etc. - 6/19 -8/28

Clover, Rabbitsfoot - Trifolium arvense - 7/17 - 8/28

Clover, Sweet, Purple White or Yellow - 7/3 - 8/28

Coltsfoot, Early - Petasites palmatus - 5/22 - 5/29 p

Columbine (Honeysuckle) - Aquilegia canadensis - 6/12 - 7/17 p

Commandra Northern - Geocauion liviclum -(berry) - 8/21?

Coralroot, Spotted - Corallorhiza maculata - 7/3 p

Coralroot, Striped - Corallorhiza striata - 7/17

Coralroot, Yellow - Corallorhiza ochrokuca - 7/3 p

Corydalis, Pale or Pink - Corydalis sempervirens - 6/12 - 6/19 p

Cotton-grass- Eriphorum alpinum (small) & E gracile 6/12 - 7/10

Cow-wheat - Milampyrum lineare - 7/17 - 8/7

Cranberry, Small - Vaccinium oxycoccos - 7/3 - 7/10

Cranesbill, Carolina - Geranium maculatum - 6/12

Cress, Common Winter (mustard) - 6/5 - 6/26

Cress, Lyre-leaved Rock - Arabis hirsuta - 6/12

Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum - 6/19 - 8/7 p

Dandelion, Common - Taraxacum officinale - 5/18 - 7/10 p

Dock, Curled - Rumex crispus - 7/10 - 8/7

Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium - 7/3 - 8/28 p

Dutchmanís-breeches - Dicentra cucullaria - 5/22 - 6/5 p

Everlasting, Pearly - Anaphalis margaritacea - 7/24 - 8/28 p

Eyebrite - Euphrasia americana - 7/10 - 8/28

Fireweed -Epilobium angustifolium - 7/10 - 8/28 p

Fleabane, Daisy - Erigeron annuus - 7/3 - 8/7

Forget-me-not, True - Myosotis scorpioides - 5/30 - 7/11 p

Gaywings (Polygala, Fringed) - Polygala paucifolia - 6/5 - 7/3 p

Gentian, Spurred - Halenia deflexa - 7/31 - 8/7

Geranium, Wild - Geranium maculatum - 6/14 - 7/10 p

Ginger, Wild - Asarum canadense - 6/5 - 6/12 p

Goatís-beard, yellow - Tragopogon pratensis - 6/19

Goldenrod - Solidago - 7/17 - 8/28 p

Goldthread - Coptis groenlandica - 6/5 - 6/19 p

Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia - 7/10 - 8/28 p

Hawkweed, Canada - Hieracium vulgatum - 8/7 - 8/28

Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum - 6/19 - 7/17 p

Hawkweed, Orange - Hieracium aurantiacum - 6/19 - 7/17 p

Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris - 7/3 - 8/28 p

Horseweed - Erigeron canadensis - 8/7 - 8/28

Indian pipes - Monotropa uniflora (seed) - 8/14 p

Iris, Blue Flag - Iris versicolor - 7/3 - 7/10 p

Jack-in-the-Pulpit- Arisaema atrorubens - 6/5 - 6/12 p

Jewelweed, Spotted - Impatiens capensis - 7/24 - 8/28

Joe Pye Weed ssp.- 7/24 - 8/28 p

Knapweed, Spotted - Centaurea maculosa - 8/7 - 8/28 p

Ladyís-Slipper, Pink - Cypripedium acaule - 6/12 p

Laurel, Pale (Bog) - Kalmia polifolia - 6/12 p

Lettuce, White - Prenanthes alba - 8/7

Lily-of-the-Valley, Wild - Maianthemum canadense - 6/15 - 7/10 p

Lily, Trout - Erythroniym americanum - 5/29 - 6/5 p

Lily, Small Yellow Pond - Nuphar microphyllum - 6/12 - 8/21

Lily, Water, white - Nymphaea odorata - 7/31 - p

Lily, Wood - Lilium andinum - 7/17

Linnea, Twinflower - Linnea borealis - 6/26 - 7/24 p

Lobelia, Brook or Kalmís - Lobelia kalmii - 8/21

Loosestrife, Purple - Lythrum salicaria - 8/7 - 8/28

Loosestrife, Yellow - Lysimachia terrestris - 7/24

Lupine - Lupinus perennis - 6/19 - 7/24 p

Lychnis, Evening - Lychnis alba - 7/10 - 8/28

Marsh-marigold - Cowslip - Caltha palustris - 5/29 - 6/19 p

Meadow-rue, Early - Thalictrum dioicum - 7/3 p

Meadow-rue, Tall - Thalictrum polygamum - 7/10 - 7/17

Mertensia - Mertensia virginica - 6/5 - 7/10 p

Mint, Wild - Mentha arvensis - 7/24 - 8/28 p

Miterwort. Naked - Mitella nuda - 6/12 - 6/19

Moccasin-flower, Pink - Cypripedium acaule - 6/26 p

Monkey-flower, Sharp-winged - Mimulus alatus - 7/3 - 7/31 p

Mullein, Common - Verbascum thapsus - 7/31 - 8/28

Mustard, Wormseed - Erysimum cheiranthoides - 8/7 - 8/28 p

Nettle, White Dead - Lamium album - 8/7 - 8/28

Orchis, Northern Green (bog) - Habenaria hyperborea - 7/24 - 7/31 p

Orchis, Purple-fringed - Habenaria psycodes - 7/31 p

Orchis, Round-leaved - Habenaria orbiculata -

Orchis, Snowy - Habenaria nivea ? - 8/7 Habenaria = Plantanthera

Parsnip, Cow -Heracleum maximum - 6/26 - 7/31 p

Parsnip, Water - Sium suave - 7/31 - 8/7 p

Pea, Beach - Lathyrus japonicus - 6/26 - 8/28 p

Pigweed or Lambís Quarters - Chenopodium album - 7/24 - 8/28

Pineapple weed - Matricaria matricarioides - 7/24 - 8/28

Pink, Deptford - Dianthus deltoides - 7/24 - 8/28

Pipsissewa - Chimaphila umbellata - 7/24 - 8/7 p

Pipewort, Common - Eriocaulon septangulare - 7/31

Pitcher-plant - Sarracenia purpurea - 6/26 - 7/17

Plantain, Dwarf Rattlesnake - Goodyera repens - 8/7

Polygala, Fringed - Polygala paucifolia - 6/5 - 7/3

Primrose, Birdís-eye - Primula mistassinica - 6/5 - 6/12 p

Primrose, Evening - Oenothera biennis - 7/10 - 8/28 p

Pussytoes, Field - Antennaria neglecta - 5/18 - 7/3

Pyrola, Lesser - Pyrola minor - 7/17 - 7/31

Pyrola, Pink - Pyrola asarifolia - 7/17 - 7/24

Pyrola, Round-leaved - Pyrola rotundifolia - 7/17 - 8/7 p

Rose, Wild - Rosa - 6/19 - 7/17 p

St. Johnswort, Common - Hypericum perforatum - 7/24 - 8/28 p

Sarsaparilla, Bristly - Aralia hispida - 7/17

Sarsaparilla, Wild - Aralia nudicaulis - 6/12 - 7/3 p

Saxifrage, Early - Saxofraga vorgomoca - 5/29

Shinleaf - Pyrola elliptica - 8/7

Silverweed - Potentilla anserina - 6/5 - 7/10 p

Smartweed, Pale - Polygonum lapathifolium - 7/31 - 8/28

Solomonís-Seal, False - 6/26 p

Solomonís-Seal, Three-leaved - Smilacina trifolia - 6/12 - 6/26

Sorrel, Sheep or Common - Rumex acetosella - 6/19 - 7/31

Sorrel, Wood, yellow - Oxalis montana - 7/24 - 8/28

Spring-beauty- Claytonia - 5/22 - 6/5 p

Spurrey, Sand - Spergularia rubra - 8/7 - 8/28

Starflower - Trientalis borealis - 6/5 - 7/3 p

Stickseed, European - Lappula echinata - 8/14

Stitchwort, Lesser - Stellaria graminea - 7/10 - 7/17

Strawberry, Barren - Waldsteinia fragarioides - 6/5 - 6/19

Strawberry, Common- Fragaria virginiana - 5/22-7/10 p

Sundew, Round-leaved - 7/10

Sweet Cicely - Osmorhiza claytoni - 6/12 - 6/19

Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare - 7/24 - 8/24 p

Thistle, Canada - Cirsium arvense) - 7/24 - 8/28 p

Thistle, Bull - Cirsium vulgare - 7/24 - 8/28

Thistle, Field Sow - Sonchus arvensis - 7/24 - 8/28

Trefoil, Birdsfoot - Lotus corniculatus - 6/12 - 8/28 p

Trillium, Nodding - Trillium cernuum - 5/29 - 6/19 p

Turtlehead - Chelone glabra - 8/21

Twinflower - Linnea borealis - 6/26 - 7/24 p

Twisted-stalk or White Mandarin - 6/19 p

Twisted-Stalk , Rose - Streptopus roseus - 6/12 - 6/26 p

Valerian, Garden/ Heliotrope - Valeriana officinalis - 7/31 - 8/14

Vetch, Crown - Coronilla varia - 7/10 - 8/7

Vetch, Purple - Vica americana - 6/12 - 7/17

Vetchling, Pale - Lathyrus ochroleucus - 6/12 - 7/10

Violets, Yellow, Blue, Purple & White beginning - 6/5 - 6/19 p

Water-horehound, Cut-leaved - Lycopus americanus - 7/31

Willow-herb, Northern - Epilobium glandulosum - 8/14

Wintergreen, One-flowered or One-flowered Pyrola - 6/12 - 7/17

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium - 7/10 - 8/28 p

 

BLOOMING TREES & SHRUBS

Seen in Cook County Minnesota 2002

Alder, Speckled - Alnus incana - 6/5

Ash, Mountain, American 6/19 - 7/10 p

Blackberry, Common - Rubus alleghenuensis - 6/12

Blueberry, Dwarf Sweet - Vaccinium angustifolium - 6/12 - 6/19 p

Cherry, Pin - Prunus pennsylvanica - 6/5 - 6/26

Chokecherry - Prunus virginiana - 6/12 - 6/26

Currant, Bristly - Ribes lacustre - 6/5 - 6/12

Currant , Skunk - Ribes glandulosum - 6/5 - 6/12

Dewberry - Rubus pubescens - 6/5

Dogwood, Red-osier - Cornus stolonifera - 6/12 - 7/17 p

Elder, Red-berried - Sambucus pubens - 5/29 - 6/19?

Gooseberry - Ribes - 5/29 - 6/12

Hazelnut - Corylus - 5/22

Honeysuckle, Bush - Diervilla lonicera - 7/3 - 7/17 p

Honeysuckle, Fly - Lonicera canadensis - 6/5

Honeysuckle, Tartarian - Lonicera tatarica - 6/19 - 7/17`

Honeysuckle Vine - Lonicera hirsuta - 6/26 -7/31

Honeysuckle - Lonicera canadensis - 6/5

Juneberry - Amelanchier - 6/12 - 6/19

Labrador Tea - Ledum groenlandicum - 6/12 - 7/3 p

Laurel, Bog or Pale - Kalmia polifolia - 6/19 - 7/3 p

Leatherleaf - Chamaedaphne calyculata - 6/12 - 6/19 p

Maple, Moose or Mountain - Acer spicatum - 6/26 - 7/10 p

Maple, Red - Acer rubrum - 5/29

Maple, Sugar - Acer saccharum - 5/29 - 6/5 p

Meadowsweet - Spiraea latifolia - 7/24 - 8/14 p Ninebark - Physocarpus opulifolius - 7/10 - 7/31

Rosemary, Bog - Andromeda glaucophylla - 6/26 -

Thimbleberry - Rubus parviflorus - 6/19 - 7/24 p

 

BERRIES WE SAW: both edible and non-edible

Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra - 7/24 - 8/28

we saw both the red and white berries of this plant

Bearberry - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - 8/7 - 8/28 p

Blueberry, Dwarf, Sweet - Vaccinium angustifolium - 7/31 - 8/7 p

Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis - 8/7 - 8/28

Cranberry, Small - Vaccinium oxycoccos - 8/7 p

Cherry, Pin - Prunus pennsylvanica - 8/14

Chokecherry - Prunus virginiana - 8/7 - 8/14

Currant, Upright - Ribes - 8/7 - 8/28

Dewberry - Rubus pubescens - 7/24 - 7/31

Dogwood, Red Osier - Cornus stolonifera - 7/31 - 8/28

Elderberry, Red-berried - Sambucus pubens - 7/24 - 8/21 p

Gooseberry - Ribes - 8/14 8/21

Hazelnut - Corylus, winged nuts - 7/24 - 7/31

Juneberry (Service Berry) - Amelanchier - 7/31 - 8/21 p

Pea, Beach - Lathyrus japonicus - 8/21 - 8/28

Raspberry - Rubus idaeus - 7/31 - 8/28 p

Rose Hips - 8/28

Sarsaparilla, Wild - Aralia nudicaulis - 7/24 - 8/28

Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana 7/24 - 8/7 p

Thimbleberry - Rubus parviflorus - 7/31 - 8/28 p

Twisted-stalk, Rose - Streptopus roseus - 8/21 - 8/28

p = picture available - click on name

REFERENCES:  

Newcomb's Wildflower Guide
The Peterson Field Guide Series A Field Guide to Wildflowers
George W. D. Symonds The Shrub Identification Book

George W. D. Symonds The Tree Identification Book
Clayton & Michele Oslund What's Doin the Bloomin'?
Welby R. Smith "Orchids of Minnesota

Rare Plants of the Superior National Forest

 

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