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Marsh Marigold - Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson

Marsh Marigolds, Caltha Palustris - Photo By Erik Anderson

Family: N.O. Ranunculaceae

Also known as Kingkups, Waterblobs, Horseblobs, Bull's Eyes, Leopard's Foot, Meadow Routs, Cowflock, and Cowslip

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 - Report by

We first went to the bog on Lima Grade. One would have to get out of the car to appreciate its beauty. Most beautiful were the Bog Rosemary. Many Leather-leaf were in bloom but they suffered from the lack of moisture. The Labrador Tea seemed to suffer the most - many were pure brown. It will be interesting to see if they come up next year.
We ate lunch early on the Mink Lake fishing dock.
Our next stop was on the Old Ski Hill parking lot. We went south on the Superior Hiking Trail and walked on the boardwalk where there were so many Marsh Marigolds blooming. We also saw Goldthread (called that because of golden roots) but they showed signs of dryness too.
Many Spring Beauty, some Nodding Trillium and Wood Anemone. Soon there will be a whole field of Clintonia (Blue-bead Lily).
It was hot there and we saw and felt the black flies - darn!!
Now figure this: The leaves down here on the shore are pale green and newly out - but over the hill where it is warmer the leaves are mostly not out.
Puzzles of the day: Did we identify these two correctly?
Swamp Fly Honeysuckle Lonicera oblongifolia
Baneberry - or Sweet Cicely?
Because, some things we have to re-learn each year - because they look a bit different - or have just fallen out of our minds
Many beautiful wild fruit trees blooming and also many Marsh Marigolds - but they will soon be done.


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