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 August 13, 2003 - Wildflowers of the Northwoods and BWCA 

Tansy, photo by Erik W. L. Anderson 

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: August 13, 2003
'Tis the lazy days of summer. High of 72 degrees today, We drove west on #7 to see a nice garden at a Bed & August13-2condensed.jpg (97245 bytes)Breakfast. She has been working hard and it shows.
Yellow Goldenrod, Tansy, lavender Fireweed, White Scentless Chamomile (daisy) color the roadways.
Next, to the Snowmobile parking area between Cascade Park and Spruce Creek on 61. We were looking for: Spotted Knapweed, Spurred Gentian & Nodding Thistle. Just a few Knapweeds & Gentians and no Nodding Thistle. Crown Vetch was also there. WeAugust13-1condensed.jpg (106638 bytes) had forgotten about that.
Back to the shore for lunch on the deck of a relatives home. There we saw the treat of the day, Brook or Kalm's Lobelia. They are so small and beautiful.
The Purple Loosestrife is blooming on #61 more than ever in spite of my calls to the DNR to get rid of it while the numbers are few!

Flowers we found Blooming:
Agrimony, Common - Agrimonia gryposepala
Alyssum, Hoary - Berteroa incana *
Arrow-head, Broad-leafed - Sagittauia latifolia *
Aster, Purple Aster ssp.
Aster, Flat-topped White - Aster umbellatus
Bedstraw, Rough - Galium asprellum
Bellflower, Creeping - Campanula uliginosa
Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina - so much
Buckwheat, Climbing False - Polygonum scanclens
Butter and Eggs - Linaria vulgaris
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris
Chamomile, Scentless - Matricaria maritima
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
Gentian, Spurred - Halenia deflexa *
Goldenrod - Solidago ssp.
Jewelweed, Spotted - Impatiens capensis
Joe Pye Weed - Eupatorium maculatum
Knapweed, Spotted - Centaurea maculosa *
Lettuce, White - Prenanthes alba *
Lily, White, white - Nymphaea odorata *
Loosestrife, Purple - Lythrum salicaria *
Loosestrife, Yellow - Lysimachia terrestris
Lychnis, Evening - Luchnis alba
Meadowsweet - Spiraea latifolia
Monkey-flower - Mimulus ringens
Mullein, Common - Verbascum thapsus
Nettle, White Dead - Lamium album
Parsnip, Water - Sium suave
Pineapple Weed - Matricaria matricarioides
Pink, Deptford - Dianthus deltoides
Pipsissewa - Chimaphils umbellata
St. Johnswort, Common - Hypericum perforatum * a very few compared to last year
Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare *
Thistle, Bull - Cirsium vulgare
Thistle, Canada - Cirsium arvense
Thistle, Field Sow - Sonchus arvensis
Trefoil, Bird's-foot - Lotus corniculatus
Turtlehead, White - Chelone glabra
Valerian, Garden/Heliotrope - Valeriana officinalis
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

Shrubs we found with berries Edible and Non:
Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra
Bearberry - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Bunchberries - Cornus canadensis
Currant - Ribes
Gooseberry - Ribes
Lily, Blue-bead - Clintonia borealis
Raspberry - Rubus idaeus

* - 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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