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 July 30, 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: July 30, 2003
We went to the Fen today. We parked on the Old Ski Hill parking area and went North on the Superior Hiking Trail. It's about 1/2 hr. walk before you get to the Fen. We hadJuly30-1compressed.jpg (102132 bytes) hoped to find Orchids but just got hot and tired. Next time we may put a car at both ends so we don't have to double back.
There were some plants we saw that we didn't know their names or didn't remember them. We found a picnic table near the shore by the Recreation center. July30-2compressed.jpg (96191 bytes)We could eat lunch and identify plants and still be cool.
The roadsides are with yellow Bird's-foot Trefoil, white Daisies and lavender Fireweed. Soon the Asters and Goldenrod will join them en masse.
On Tuesday I walked the SHT from the Arrowhead Trail. That's where we saw the orchid and quite a few of the other new things for the week as noted below

Flowers we found Blooming:
Aster, Purple & White - Aster ssp. *
Avens, Yellow - Geum aleppicum
Bedstraw, Rough - Galium asprellum *
Bellflower, Creeping - Campanula uliginosa
Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina
Buckwheat, Climbing False - Polygonum scanclens
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris
Caraway - Carum carvi
Chamomile, Scentless - Matricaria maritima
Chickweed, Common - Stellaria media
Cinquefoil, Rough - Potentilla norvegica
Clover, Hop - Trifolium agrarium
Clover, Purple, Pink - Trifolium ssp.
Clover, Rabbit's-foot - Trifolium arvense
Clover, Sweet, White - Melilotus alba
Clover, Sweet, Yellow - Melilotus officinalis
Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Dock, Curled - Rumex crispus *
Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium
Everlasting, Pearly - Anaphalis margaritacea
Fireweed - Epilobium angustifolium
Fleabane, Daisy - Erigeron strigosus *
Goldenrod - Solidago ssp.*
Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum
Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris
Jewelweed, Spotted - Impatiens capensis *
Lupine - Lupinus polyphyllus
Lychnis, Evening - Luchnis alba
Nettle, White Dead - Lamium album
Nightshade, Smaller Enchanter's - Circaea alpina *
Orchid, Long-bracted - Coeloglossum viride or
Habenaria virdis (depending on how old your book is) *
Parsnip, Cow - Heracleum maximum
Pineapple Weed - Matricaria matricarioides
Pink, Deptford - Dianthus deltoides *
Pipsissewa - Chimaphils umbellata *
Primrose, Evening - Oenothera biennis *
Shinleaf (Pyrola) - Pyrola elliptica
Thistle, Bull - Cirsium vulgare *
Thistle, Canada - Cirsium arvense *
Thistle, Field Sow - Sonchus arvensis *
Trefoil, Bird's-foot - Lotus corniculatus
Willow-herb, Narrow-leaved - Epilobium leptophyllum
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

Shrubs we found with berries Edible and Non:
Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra *
Blueberry, Dwarf Sweet - Vaccinium angustifolium *
Bunchberries - Cornus canadensis *
Currant - Ribes *
Dewberry - Rubus pubescens *
Elder, Red-berried - Sambucus pubens
Lily, Blue-bead - Clintonia borealis *
Raspberry - Rubus idaeus *
Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana
Twisted-stalk, Rose - Streptopus roseus *

* - 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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