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 June 18, 2003 - Wildflowers of the Northwoods and BWCA 

This report is written by Lorraine Anderson (lorraine@bwca.cc). She is part of a group of three seniors that have been looking at wildflowers in Cook County, Minnesota. They have gone out almost every Wednesday for over 20 years and love it, even in the winter. But of course there aren't any flowers in the winter!!

Wednesday Wildflower Report:  June 18, 2003
Another beautiful day but black flies and regular flies are still a bother.  The Marsh Marigolds are almost gone.  The showiest now is probably the Bunchberries, except of course the Pink Moccasin  flowers.  27 new flowers since the last report.
We went up the Gunflint Trail to Hungry Jack Road, then to Leo lake to a private home to see her Pink Moccasin flowers.  They were such a beautiful deep pink - and so many.  Naked Miterwort was almost gone in her yard and the Linnea was just starting.  We then went back down the Trail to the Clearwater Road and ate at Flour Lake campground.  Then to the Wild Flower Sanctuary on the Trail where the Devil Track River goes under the road, near Hedstrom's Mill.  We were pleased how nice it looked.  Then up above Maple Hill Cemetery on Cougar Trail to see if we could see any or our "mystery flowers" but we didn't.  Instead we saw a nice patch of One-flowered Wintergreen.

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

 
Flowers  we found Blooming:
 
Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra
Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium ssp. *
Buckwheat, Climbing False - Polygonum scanclens *
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris *
Caraway - Carum carvi *
Chickweed, Common - Stellaria media *
Clematis, Rock, Purple - Clematis verticillari
Clintonia, Blue-bead Lily - Clintonia borealis
Columbine, (Honeysuckle) - Aquilegiaa canadensis
Coralroot, Northern or Early - Corallorhiza trifiola
Corydalis, Pale or Pink - Corydalis sempervirens *
Cress, Common Winter (mustard) - Barbarea vulgaris
Cress, Purple Rock - Arabis brachycarpa *
Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum *
Dandelion, Common - Taraxacum officinale
Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium *
Hawkweed, Orange - Hieracium aurantiacum *
Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum *
Lily-of-the-Valley, Wild - Maianthemum canadense
Linnea, Twinflower 0 Linnea borealis *June 18 - condensed 2.jpg (90845 bytes)
Lupine - Lupinus polyphyllus *
Marigold, Marsh - Cowslip - Caltha palustris
Mertensia ( Bluebells ) - Mertensia paniculata
Miterwort, Naked - Mitella nuda *
Moccasin-flower, Pink - Cypripedium acaule *
Primrose, Bird's-eye - Primula laurentian
Pussytoes, Field - Antennaria neglecta
Rose - Rosa ssp. *
Sarsaparilla, Wild (Smooth) - Aralia nudicaulis
Silverweed - Potentilla anserina *
Sorrel, Sheep or Common - Rumex acetosella *
Starflower - Trientalis borealis
Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana
Trillium, Nodding - Trillium cernuum
Twisted Stalk, Rose - Streptopus roseus
Vetchling, Pale - Lathyrus ochroleucus
Violet, Yellow, Purple
Wintergreen, One-flowered - Moneses uniflora *
 
Trees & Shrubs we found Blooming:
 
Ash, Mountain, American - Sorbus americana
Cherry,Pin - Prunus pennsylbanicaChokecherry - Prunus virginiana
Dogwood, Red-osier - Cornus stolonifera *June 18 condensed 1.jpg (95811 bytes)
Elder, Red-berried - Sambucus pubens
Juneberry - Amelanchier
Labrador Tea - Ledum groenlandicum *
Lilac, Common (Old fashioned) - Syringa vulgaris
Maple, Moose or Mountain - Acer spicatum *
 
* - new this week

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2003 Wildflower Reports:

August 27th, 2003

August 20th 2003

August 13th 2003

August 6th 2003

July 30th, 2003

July 23rd, 2003

July 9th, 2003

July 2, 2003

June 25th, 2003

June 18th 2003

June 11th 2003

June 4th 2003

May 28th, 2003

May 21st, 2003

May 14, 2003

May 7, 2003

April 30, 2003

April 23, 2003

 

2004 Wildflower Reports:

September 1st, 2004

August 25th, 2004

August 18th, 2004

August 4th, 2004

July 28th, 2004

July 21st, 2004

July 14th, 2004

July 8th - 11th, 2004

July 7th 2004

June 30th, 2004

June 29th, 2004

June 23rd, 2004

June 16th, 2004

June 9th 2004

June 2nd, 2004

May 26th, 2004

Memorial Weekend

May 19th 2004

May 12th, 2004

May 5th, 2004

 

2006 Wildflower Reports:

August 16th, 2006

August 9th, 2006

August 2nd, 2006

July 26th, 2006

July 19th, 2006

July 12th, 2006

July 5th, 2006

June 21st, 2006

June 28th, 2006

June 14th, 2006

June 7th, 2006

May 31st, 2006

May 24th, 2006

May 17th, 2006

May 10th, 2006

May 3rd, 2006

April 26th, 2006

 

2005 Wildflower Reports:

August 10th, 2005

August 3rd, 2005

July 27th, 2005

July 20th, 2005

July 13th, 2005

July 6th, 2005

June 29th, 2005

June 22nd 2005

June 15th 2005

June 12th, 2005

June 10th, 2005

June 8th, 2005

June 1, 2005

May 25th, 2005

May 18th, 2005

May 11th, 2005

May 4th, 2005

April 20th, 2005

April 13th, 2005

 

2002 Wildflower Reports:

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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