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 Wildflowers of the Northwoods and BWCA
This is the beginning of our 23rd year of looking at wildflowers in Cook County, MN. We are three senior women who just love to get out and explore and learn new things. We are even getting together all winter but don't find too many flowers at that time, but no matter.

June 2nd 2004

What a beautiful day, the sky is so blue with wonderful fluffy clouds. It's just great to be out. We first went down behind the Power Plant to see the Bird's-eye Primrose. There aren't as many as there were years ago but it is always a treat to see them. Trillium by Erik W. L. Anderson

We then went to our ""Magic Garden" off the Ski Hill road.   This must be the year for the Nodding Trillium as we are seeing so much of it. The Spring Beauty is still lovely but the Dutchman's Breeches are almost done.  We walked on the boardwalk through "Marsh Marigoldmarshmarigoldfield.jpg (235766 bytes) Alley" - SO Beautiful. The Goldthread was also blooming - not as much as last year. We had lunch at Devil Track Campground and had our perennial discussion on identifying the leaves of, is it Twisted Stalk or Solomon Seal or is it Bellwort??? and it seems we never remember to go back and see them in bloom to solve our problem. Then there was the issue of identifying currants. They were in bloom so with our books on the picnic table, while eating lunch, we decided they were Swamp Currant and Skunk Currant. On the way out of the campground the Wood Anemone lined the side of the road.

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Some of what you may find blooming in the BWCA:

Anemone, Wood - Anemone quinquefolia
Baneberry, Red - Actaea rubra
Butterwort - Pinguicula vulgaris
Clematis, Rock, Purple - Clematis verticillari
Clintonia, Blue-bead Lily - Clintonia borealis
Columbine, (Honeysuckle) - Aquilegiaa canadensis
Cress, Common Winter (mustard) - Barbarea vulgaris
Cuckoo-flower - Cardimine bulbosa
Dandelion, Common - Taraxacum officinale 
Gaywings (Polygala, Fringed) - Polygala paucifolia
Ginger - Asarum canadense
Goldthread - Coptis groenlandica
Lily-of-the-Valley, Wild - Maianthemum canadense
Marigold, Marsh - Cowslip - Caltha palustris
Mertensia ( Bluebells ) - Mertensia paniculata
Primrose, Bird's-eye - Primula laurentian
Pussytoes, Field - Antennaria neglecta
Sarsaparilla, Wild (Smooth) - Aralia nudicaulis
Solomon's Seal, Three-leaved - Smilacina trifolia
Starflower - Trientalis borealis
Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana
Trillium, Nodding - Trillium cernuum
Vetchling, Pale - Lathyrus ochroleucus
Violet, Yellow, Purple

Trees & Shrubs:

Cherry,Pin - Prunus pennsylbanica
Currant, Skunk - Ribes glandulosum
Dewberry - Rubus pubescens
Elder, Red-berried - Sambucus pubens
Gooseberry - Ribes
Honeysuckle, Fly - Lonicera canadensis
Honeysuckle, Swamp Fly - Lonicera oblongifolia
Juneberry - Amelanchier
Lilac, Common (Old fashioned) - Syringa vulgaris

Be sure to stop back throughout the spring and summer 2004 to see our weekly wildflower reports from Lorraine Anderson of Grand Marais, Minnesota.




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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


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

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