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Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 - Report by

This week it was Stuart and I. Our quest was to find the Bottle Gentian that we had seen several years ago on the Bottle Gentian, Photo by Lorraine AndersonLima Grade. We have looked since but have been unable to find it. Well - Glory Be, We Found Them!!! In fact there were more than 20 of them. I feel we were lucky to find them in that their color is not very bright and they are not any higher than the things growing around them. Nearby there was an unusual plant that we hadn't seen before. We felt it was one of the Blue Lettuces. The flower was less than 1/2" coming in groups out of the leaf axis. They seemed about 2' tall but may have been cut by the mowers. Earlier we stopped by the snowmobile bridge parallel to the Gunflint Trail and down by the water was Rattlesnake-master or something very close to that. Some of the things we saw on the way were Bird's-foot Trefoil, Joe Pye, Pearly Everlasting, Rough Bedstraw and many different Asters and Goldenrods. We finished the day by have one of Trail Centers malts along with burger & fries. It was a wonderful day and we were very excited about finding our Quest.

There was a Mystery Flower on the Scenic Highway towards Duluth during our July 27th journey. Can any one help identify it?  (email  )

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