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 June 4, 2003 - Wildflowers of the Northwoods and BWCA 

This report is written by Lorraine Anderson ( 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 4, 2003

Coffee at L's so we could look at her Wild Purple Clematis. The day was just perfect except that the black flies are oJune 4 Condensed !.jpg (98868 bytes)ut - Not too bad yet. The wild fruit trees as well as the cultivated ones are in bloom. The lilacs are beginning to show color. We had heard that the Pale (Bog) Laurel were in full color on the Lima Grade Road. We were misinformed but we did find some of June 4 Condensed 2.jpg (90735 bytes)the various treasures in bloom. It was a little early to see many Gay Wings and they seemed to be rather small. We went down "Nate's" road and saw an area of Marsh Marigolds "as far as the eye can see."
Lunch at Swamper where we found Leatherleaf and a nice clump of Gay Wings.
Many things remind of our recently deseased friend Mary.
Laten on in the day I went out to Artist's Point and headed towards the Lighthouse. I was pleased to see Bird's-eye Primrose and Butterwort in bloom. I had never seen them there before.

Flowers we found Blooming:

Anemone, Wood - Anemone quinquefolia
Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra
Butterwort - Pinguicula vulgaris
Clematis, Rock, Purple - Clematis verticillari
Clintonia, Blue-bead Lily - Clintonia borealis
Columbine, (Honeysuckle) - Aquilegiaa canadensis
Cress, Common Winter (mustard) - Barbarea vulgaris
Cuckoo-flower - Cardimine bulbosa
Dandelion, Common - Taraxacum officinale - mostly white now!
Gaywings (Polygala, Fringed) - Polygala paucifolia
Ginger - Asarum canadense
Goldthread - Coptis groenlandica
Lily-of-the-Valley, Wild - Maianthemum canadense
Marigold, Marsh - Cowslip - Caltha palustris
Mertensia ( Bluebells ) - Mertensia paniculata
Primrose, Bird's-eye - Primula laurentian
Pussytoes, Field - Antennaria neglecta
Sarsaparilla, Wild (Smooth) - Aralia nudicaulis
Solomon's Seal, Three-leaved - Smilacina trifolia
Starflower - Trientalis borealis
Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana
Trillium, Nodding - Trillium cernuum
Vetchling, Pale - Lathyrus ochroleucus
Violet, Yellow, Purple

Trees & Shrubs we found Blooming:

Cherry,Pin - Prunus pennsylbanica
Currant, Skunk - Ribes glandulosum
Dewberry - Rubus pubescens
Elder, Red-berried - Sambucus pubens
Gooseberry - Ribes
Honeysuckle, Fly - Lonicera canadensis
Honeysuckle, Swamp Fly - Lonicera oblongifolia
Juneberry - Amelanchier
Lilac, Common (Old fashioned) - Syringa vulgaris

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July 30th, 2003

July 23rd, 2003

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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

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May 18th, 2005

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May 4th, 2005

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