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Jack in the Pulpit (aka Bog Onion, Brown Dragon, Wake Robin, Wild Turnip, Indian Turnip) Arisaema triphyllum.  Family: Araceae / Arum Habitat: Rich moist woods Height: 12-36 inches Flower size: 3 inches Flower color: pale green, sometimes with brown or purple stripes Edibility:  Contains needle like calcium oxylate crystals, poisonous if raw  Origin:  Native




June 5th, 2010 - Report by John Silliman

This week, the Gunflint Naturalist crew visited many different sites, from high ridges to wetlands, and everything in between. As a result, we saw the huge variety of wildflowers which are listed below.

The newest sightings are the marsh blue violet, blue flag iris, and Jack in the Pulpit. We saw marsh blue violets by the newly completed Interpretive Trail Bridge. The blue flag iris was spotted at Lonely Lake and Round Lake. We spotted numerous Jack in the Pulpit flowers along the trail to Bridal Falls.

Tower Mustard
White Pea
White Clover
Red Clover
Alsike Clover
Rose Twisted Stalk
Smooth Hawkweed
Moose Maple
Wild Lily of the Valley
Marsh Marigold
Virginia Bluebell
Wood Anemone
Speckled Alder
Three-toothed Cinquefoil
Nodding Trillium
Pink Lady's Slipper
Thyme Leaved Speedwell
Birds Foot Treefoil
Tall Buttercup
Wild Rose
Labrador Tea
Yellow Pond Lily
Beaked Hazel
Marsh Blue Violet
Blue Flag Iris
Jack in the Pulpit

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2009 Wildflower Reports

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June 24th, 2009

June 21st - 24th, 2009

June 17th, 2009

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May 27th, 2009

May 26th-29th, 2009

May 21st, 2009

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2008 Wildflower Reports

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July 30th, 2008

July 23rd, 2008

July 16th, 2008

July 6th, 2008

July 1st, 2008

June 25th, 2008

June 18th, 2008

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May 28th, 2008

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2007 Wildflower Reports

September 5th 2007

August 21st, 2007

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August 1st, 2007

July 25th, 2007

July 18th, 2007

July 11th, 2007

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June 27th, 2007

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June 6th, 2007

May 30th, 2007

May 23rd, 2007

May 16th, 2007

May 9th, 2007

May 2nd, 2007



2006 Wildflower Reports:

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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

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May 4th, 2005

April 20th, 2005

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