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 July 2, 2003 - Wildflowers of the Northwoods

 

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: July 2, 2003
New flowers this week were: Beach Pea, Purple Vetch, Hoary Alyssum, Cow Parsnip, Thimbleberry, Bush Honeysuckle, Tall Meadow Rue and on the shores of Lake Superior: Three-toothed cinquefoil and the July_2-3_Condensed_2.jpg (96339 bytes)beginnings of Harebells.
After checking some of the flowers and plantings around town we headed for the Trout Lake Road and stopped at Mink Lake. We enjoyed the Iris and the general forest floor. We then went to see the Yellow Coralroot at the Camp intersection. We only found two. Then to the parking lot for Mink Lake Beach and found the trail to Boys Lake but by the time we knew (by asking) it was the right trail we were too hot and buggy to continue. Lunch at B's bug free kitchen.

We had a special treat during the week. Along county road #7 just as it reached #61 on the west end we saw a large and very beautiful flower. We stopped to examine it. We had never seen it before and Moyle & Moyle say that - "Occurrence; Minnesota - sandy prairies in central and west". How did it ever get up here in north-eastern Minnesota? There were two spikes of Large-flowered Penstemon - Penstemon grandiflorus. It will be fun watching the spot next year.

Flowers we found Blooming:

Alyssum, Hoary - Berteroa incana *
Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium ssp.
Buckwheat, Climbing False - Polygonum scanclens
Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris
Caraway - Carum carvi
Chickweed, Common - Stellaria media
Cinquefoil, Three-toothed - Potentilla tridentata *
Clover, Sweet, Yellow - Melilotus officinalis
Clover, Purple, Pink - Trifolium ssp.
Columbine - Aquilegiaa canadensis
Columbine, Garden or European - Aquilegia vulgaris
Coralroot, Yellow - Corallorhiza ochrokuea *
Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium
Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia *
Hawkweed, Orange - Hieracium aurantiacum
Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum
Iris, Blue Flag - Iris versicolor
Lily-of-the-Valley, Wild - Maianthemum canadense
Lily, Small Yellow Pond - Nuphar microphyllum
Linnea, Twinflower - Linnea borealis
Lupine - Lupinus polyphyllus
Meadow Rue, Tall - Thalictrum polygamum *
Moccasin-flower, Pink - Cypripedium acaule
Parsnip, Cow - Heracleum maximum *Jule_2-3_Condensed_A.jpg (107859 bytes)
Pea, Beach - Lathyrus japonicus *
Pitcher-plant - Sarracenia purpurea
Rose - Rosa ssp.
Silverweed - Potentilla anserina
Sorrel, Sheep - Rumex acetosella
Trefoil, Bird's-foot - Lotus corniculatus
Vetchling, Pale - Lathyrus ochroleucus
Vetch, Purple - Vicia americana *
Wintergreen, One-flowered - Moneses uniflora
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

Trees & Shrubs we found Blooming:

Ash, Mountain, American - Sorbus americana
Chokecherry - Prunus virginiana
Cranberry, Highbush - Viburnum trilobum
Dogwood, Red-osier - Cornus stolonifera
Honeysuckle, Bush - Dievervilla lonicera *
Lilac, Common (Old fashioned) - Syringa vulgaris
Maple, Moose or Mountain - Acer spicatum
Thimbleberry - Rubus occidentalis *

* - 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

 

2001 Archive:

September 23

September 11

September 4

August 29, 2001

August 22, 2001

August 15, 2001

August 8, 2001

August 1, 2001

July 25, 2001

July 21, 2001

July 20, 2001

July 11, 2001

July 4, 2001

June 27, 2001

June 20, 2001

June 13, 2001

June 6, 2001

May 30, 2001

May 23, 2001

May 16, 2001

May 9, 2001

May 2, 2001

 
 
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