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Can you identify this?

Mystery Coralroot --Photo by Lorraine Anderson  If anyone can help identify it please do.  Thanks, Lorraine

Wildflowers August 21, 2002

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

The four of us had coffee together and discussed the "Mystery Coralroot".  Now the discussion is between Autumn & Early Coralroot. J said she knew where some Early Coralroot was growing and we went to see if it was still there. It wasn't. We had samples of Spotted Coralroot - Corallorhiza maculata and Yellow Coralroot - Corallorhiza ochrokuca and found it was neither of these.  If you can identify it (pictured above), please let us know!
The fog was so bad it wasn't safe to drive so we went home.
The new sightings below are from around Mink Lake where the other coralroots were and Artist's Point.

The "Mystery" has now been solved... Two years later!

What we saw this week:

Aster ssp - one white one purple
Bedstraw, Rough - Galium asprellum

Bellflower, Creeping - Campanula rapunculoides

Bindweed, Fringed - Polygonum cilinode

Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina

Bugleweed - Lycopus virginicus*

Butter & Eggs - Linaria vulgaris
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris

Carpetweed - Mollugo verticillata

Chamomile, Scentless - Matricaria maritima

Cinquefoil, Shrubby - Potentilla fruticosa

Clover, Hop - Trifolium agratium
Clover, Pink, White & Lavender

Clover, Rabbitsfoot - Trifolium arvense

Clover, Sweet, Yellow, White & Purple

Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium

Everlasting, Pearly - Anaphalis margaritacea

Eyebrite - Euphrasia americana
Fireweed - Epilobium angustifolium
Goldenrod ssp.

Harebells - Camplanula rotundifolia

Hawkweed, Canada - Hieracium canadense

Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris

Horseweed - Erigeron canadensis

Jewelweed, Touch-me-not - Impatiens capensis
Joe-Pye Weed, Spotted - Eupatorium maculatum

Knapweed, Spotted - Centaurea maculosa (invasive)

Lily, Yellow Pond - Nuphar microophyllum
Lobelia, Brook or Kalm's - Lovelia kalmii *

Loosestrife, Purple - Lythrum salicaria (invasive)
Mint, Wild - Mentha arvensis

Mullein, Common - Verbascum thapsus
Mustard, Wormseed - Erysimum cheiranthoides
Nettle, White Dead - Lamium album

Pea, Beach - Lathyrus japonicus

Pigweed or Lamb's Quarters - Chenopodium album
Pineapple Weed - Matricaria matricarioides
Pink, Deptford - Dianthus deltoides
Primrose, Evening-Oenothera biennis
Smartweed, Pale - Polygonum lapathifolium
Sorrel, Yellow Wood - Oxalis europaea

Spurry, Sand - Spergularia rubra
Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare
Thistle, Bull - Cirsium vulgare
Thistle, Canada - Cirsium arvense
Thistle, Field Sow - Sonchus arvensis
Trefoil, Birdsfoot - Lotus corniculatus

Turtlehead - Chelone glabra *

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium


Berries we saw (edible and non-edible):
Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra

Bunchberries - Cornus canadensis
Currant, Upright - Ribes

Dogwood, Red Osier - Cornus stolonifera
Elderberry, Red-berried - Sambucus pubens

Gooseberry - Ribes

Juneberry (Service Berry)- Amelanchier

Pea, Beach - lathyrus japonicus (tasty) *
Raspberry - Rubus idaeus
Sarsaparilla, Wild - Aralia nudicaulis

Thimbleberry - Rubus parviflorus

Twisted-stalk Rose - Streptopus roseus *

*New this week

ssp - subspecies

Books used most often:
Newcomb's "Wildflower Guide"
The Peterson Field Guide Series "A Field Guide to Wildflowers"
George W. D. Symonds "The Shrub Identification Book"
Clayton & Michele Oslund "What's Doin" the Bloomin'?"

Additional book used this week:
Welby R. Smith "Orchids of Minnesota"

 You can view an entire list from 2001 by clicking here.  

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Be sure to stop back throughout the Summer  to see our weekly wildflower reports from Lorraine Anderson of Grand Marais, Minnesota.



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2001 Wildflower List


July 24, 2002

July 17, 2002

July 10, 2002

July 3, 2002

June 26, 2002

June 19, 2002

June 13-16, 2002

June 12, 2002

June 5, 2002

May 29, 2002

May 26, 2002

May 22, 2002

May 15, 2002



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September 23

September 11

September 4

August 29, 2001

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