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Bunchberry Blossoms  by Erik W. L. Anderson

Wildflowers June 19, 2002

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

Today was a wet, rainy day and many people say we cannot have a good day when the weather doesn't cooperate. Wednesdays are Special and whatever the weather we make it a Great Day!! Today we did not go into the woods because it was too wet. That didn't keep us from seeing things from the car and walking along the roadside.
The most beautiful, prolific flower was Bunchberries.
The most exciting was the Fringed Polygala.
The most unusual was a blooming apple tree in the middle of nowhere.

Roads traveled
Devil Track rd. to Ball Club, to Trestle Pine, back to Ball Club, then to The Grade, to Bally Creek, to #7

What we saw this week:

Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra
Bellwort, Large-flowered - Uvularia grandiflora
Bluebell, (Tall Lungwort) - Mertensia paniculata

Buckbean, Bog - Minyanthes trifoliata
Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris
Calla, Wild or Water Arum - Calla palustris
Caraway - Carum carvi
Clematis, Purple (Rock) - Clematis verticillari
Clintonia (Blue-bead Lily) - Clintonia borealis
Clover, Alsike - Trifolium hybridum
Columbine (Honeysuckle - Aquilegia canadensis
Corydalis, Pale or Pink - Corydalis sempervirens
Cress, Comon Winter - Barbarea vulgaris
Dandelion, Common - Taraxacum officinale
Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Gaywings (Fringed Polygala) - Polygala paucifolia
Geranium, Wild - Geranium maculatum
Goats-beard, Yellow - Tragopogon pratensis
Goldthread - Coptis groenlandica
Hawkweed, Orange - Hieracium aurantiacum
Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum
Laurel, Pale (Bog) - Kalmia polifolia
Lily-of-the Valley. Wild - Maianthemum canadense
Lily, Small Yellow Pond - Nuphar microphyllum
Lupine, Garden - Lupinus polyphyllus
Marsh-marigold - Caltha palustris
Mertensia, (Bluebells) - Mertinsia paniculata
Miterwort, Naked - Mitella nuda
Polygala, Fringed - Polygala paucifolia
Pussytoes, Field - Antennaria neglecta
Rose, Wild - Rosa
Sarsaparilla, Wild or Smooth - Aralia nudicaulis
Silverweed - Potentilla anserina
Solomon's-Seal, False - Smilacina racemosa
Solomon's-Seal, Three-leaved - Smilacina trifolia
Sorrel, Sheep or Common - Rumex acetosella
Starflower - Trientalis borealis
Strawberry, Barren - Waldsteinia fragaarioides
Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana
Sweet Cicely - Osmorhiza claytoni
Trefoil, Birdsfoot - Lotus corniculatus
Trillium, Nodding - Trillium cernuum
Twisted-stalk or White mandarin - Streptopus amplexifolius
Twisted-Stalk, Rose - Streptopus roseus
Vetchling, Pale - Lathyrus ochroleucus
Vetch, Purple - Vica americana
Violets - purple, yellow & white

Blooming Trees and Shrubs:

Ash, Mountain, American
Blueberry - Vaccinium angustifolium
Cherry, Pin - Prunus pennsylvanica
Chokecherry - Prunus virginiana
Dogwood, Red-osier - Cornus stolonifera
Honeysuckle, Tartarian - Lonicera tatarica
Juneberry - Amelanchier
Labrador Tea - Ledum groenlandicum
Leatherleaf - Chamaedaphne calyculata
Thimbleberry - Rubus parviflorus

 You can view an entire list from last year by clicking here.   

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