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July 17th, 2010 - Report by John Silliman

I took a hike on the Interpretive Trail today, and saw many great wildflowers. One thing I noticed was the incredible plant growth this year. The fireweed is already taller than six feet, and is showing many magnificent purple flowers. There are also significantly more raspberries than the last several years.


The list of the flowers I have seen in the last week is below:
White Campion
Bladder Campion
Purple Pea
Smooth Hawkweed
Orange Hawkweed
Common Tansy
Mullein
Ox-eye Daisy
Scentless Chamomile
Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Lupine
Fireweed
Spotted Jewelweed
Heal-all
Plantain
Red Clover
White Clover
Alsike Clover
Tall Buttercup
Blue Aster
Pearly Everlasting
Joe Pye Weed
Woolly Yarrow
Northern Bush Honeysuckle
Large-leaved Avens
Pineapple Weed
Goldenrod
Curled Dock

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2009 Wildflower Reports

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June 17th, 2009

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2008 Wildflower Reports

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June 25th, 2008

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2007 Wildflower Reports

September 5th 2007

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July 25th, 2007

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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

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June 10th, 2005

June 8th, 2005

June 1, 2005

May 25th, 2005

May 18th, 2005

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