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Blue Flag Iris - Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson

Blue Flag Iris (aka American Blue Flag, Dagger Flower, Dragon Flower, Flag Lily, Harlequin Blueflag, Liver Lily, Poison Flag, Snake Lily, Water Flag , Water Iris, fleur-de-lis, and flower-de-luce) Iris versicolor Family: Iridaceae (Iris) Habitat: waters edge Height: 2-3 Feet Flower color: light blue, deep blue, purple Origin:  Native


July 4th, 2011 - Report by Erik W. L. Anderson

Below is a list of flowers found blooming along the Arrowhead Trail, John Lake entry point, Pine Lake entry point, and along the Border Route Trail over the July 4th weekend.  The Arrowhead Trail was filled with yellow - buttercups, hawkweed, and pond lilies.  The Border Route Trail was filled with the pastel pinks of pyrolas and linneas.

In addition to the flowers, we found and enjoyed fresh strawberries and also found honeysuckle berries and skunk currants.

Here's what I found blooming:

Baneberry, White



Blue-eyed Grass


Buttercup - Ranunculus acris

Buttercup, Pennsylvania

Campion, White Bladder

Cinquefoil, Silvery

Clover, Pink

Clover, Purple - Trifolium ssp.

Clover, White

Coralroot, Spotted

Cow Parsnip - Heracleum maximum

Daisy, Oxeye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum


Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum

Hawkweed, Orange - Hieracium aurantiacum


Honeysuckle, Bush - Dievervilla lonicera

Honeysuckle, Swampfly

Iris, Blue Flag - Iris versicolor

Lily, Blue Bead

Lily, Yellow Pond - Nuphar microphyllum

Lily of the Valley, False - Maianthemum canadense

Lupine - Lupinus polyphyllus

Orchid, Northern Bog


Pyrola, Greenish

Pyrola, Pink

Pyrola, Single Flowered Wintergreen

Rose - Rosa

Spurge, Leafy Green

Thimbleberry Rubus occidentalis

Twin Flower -  Linnea borealis

Vetch, Cow

Vetch, Purple - Vicia americana

Vetchling, Pale (White Pea)

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

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