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 August 27, 2003 - Wildflowers of the Northwoods and BWCA 

Pearly Everlasting, Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson 

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: August 27, 2003
We didn't go tromping through the woods today because of health reasons. The only new flower of the week was one of many varieties of Knotweeds - Polygonum. Someone said that if it were larger it would be realAugust27-1condensed.jpg (111191 bytes) beautiful. It had light powdery small leaves with a cluster of tiny red flowers in the axis.
The color on the highway comes mostly from White & Purple Asters, Scentless Chamomile, Goldenrod,
Tansy, Pearly Everlasting, Bird's-foot Trefoil and Yarrow.
The temperature has dropped and a beginning of fall is in the air.
This will be the last report of the season. Later I will put them all together alphabetically with their blooming times.

Flowers we found Blooming:
Asters, Purple Aster ssp.
Asters, White - Aster ssp.
Bellflower, Creeping - Campanula uliginosa
Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina - so much
Butter and Eggs - Linaria vulgaris
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris
Chamomile, Scentless - Matricaria maritima
Clover, Purple - Trifolium ssp.
Clover, Rabbit's-foot - Trifolium arvense
Clover, Sweet, White - Melilotus alba
Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Dock, Curled - Rumex crispus - dark brown now
Everlasting, Pearly - Anaphalis margaritacea
Fireweed - Epilobium angustifolium - mostly done but the seed pods are beautiful and so are the seeds
Goldenrod - Solidago ssp.
Jewelweed, Spotted - Impatiens capensis
Joe Pye Weed - Eupatorium maculatum
Knapweed, Spotted - Centaurea maculosa
Knotweed - Polygonum *August27-2condensed.jpg (104729 bytes)
Loosestrife, Purple - Lythrum salicaria
Mint, Wild - Mentha spicata
Mullein, Common - Verbascum thapsus
Pea, Beach - Lathyrus japonicus
Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare
Thistle, Field Sow - Sonchus arvensis
Trefoil, Bird's-foot - Lotus corniculatus
Virgin's Bower - Clematis virginiana
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium





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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


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