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 July 9, 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 9, 2003
After coffee we went to Cougar Trail to the red pine forest to see if we could see our last years "Mystery Plant" seedpod. Cindy Butler had written us that she thought it was Pinesap. Since we have never seen that here or anywhere before we keep on checking the area but - nothing. Next we went to the Superior Hiking Trail on #6 and went west. On the way back we saw the largest bunch of Early Coralroot? Yellow Coralroot? (During lunch we checked our books and decided it was Early or Northern Coralroot). This seems to be a good year for them.
Someone had asked us to check out a plant on Artist Point, near the Butterwort - so there we went. We saw lots of Potentilla tridentata (Three-toothed Cinquefoil) and lots more Harebells than we remember. The Potentilla fruiticosa was so cheerful with it's yellow flowers. We see them growing on the dry rocks there and also in Limbo Beach bog. Maybe it'd the clear overstory that they need.July 9 condensed.jpg (96012 bytes)

Flowers we found Blooming:

Alyssum, Hoary - Berteroa incana
Avens, Yellow - Geum aleppicum *
Bedstraw, Northern - Galium boreale *
Blackeyed Susan -Rudbeckia serotina *
Bluebells - Mertensia paniculata
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, Rough - Potentilla norvegica *
Cinquefoil, Three-toothed - Potentilla tridentata
Clover, Hop - Trifolium agrarium *
Clover, Purple, Pink - Trifolium ssp.
Clover, Sweet, Yellow - Melilotus officinalis
Columbine - Aquilegiaa canadensis
Columbine, Garden or European - Aquilegia vulgaris
Coralroot, Early or Northern - Corallorhiza trifida
Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium
Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia
Hawkweed, Orange - Hieracium aurantiacum
Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum
Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris *
Iris, Blue Flag - Iris versicolor
Linnea, Twinflower - Linnea borealis
Lupine - Lupinus polyphyllus
Lychnis, Evening - Luchnis alba *
Meadow Rue, Tall - Thalictrum polygamum
Parsnip, Cow - Heracleum maximum
Pineapple Weed - Matricaria matricarioides *
rub it in your fingers and it smells like pineapple
Pea, Beach - Lathyrus japonicus
Pitcher-plant - Sarracenia purpurea
Rose - Rosa ssp.
Silverweed - Potentilla anserina
Stitchwort, Lesser or Starry - Stellaria graminea *
Trefoil, Bird's-foot - Lotus corniculatus
Vetch, Purple - Vicia americana
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

Trees & Shrubs we found Blooming:

Ash, Mountain, American - Sorbus americana
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

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May 9, 2001

May 2, 2001

 
 
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