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Bunchberries blooming in the BWCA - Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson

Bunchberries (aka Dwarf dogwood, bunchberry dogwood, Canadian dwarf cornel, pigeonberry, squirrelberry, low cornel, ground dogwood, bunchplum, creeping dogwood, cuckoo-plum, frothberry, dogberry, pudding berry, crowberry and crackerberry) Cornus canadensis • Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood) • Habitat: Partial sun, shade, cool moist woods • Height: 6" or less • Flower color: White • Origin:  Native


June 11th, 2014 - Report by Angelique Edgerton

The combination of rain followed by sunshine over the past week has stimulated both the mosquito and fly populations, as well as our forest wildflowers. Down along the shoreline, bird’s eye primrose (Primula mistassinica), bunchberry (Cornus canadensis), and strawberries (we saw Fragaria virginiana) decorate the landscape.

Further inland, along the Pincushion trails, bunchberry, red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea), forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpoides), northern bluebells (Mertensia paniculata), Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense), non-native lupines (Lupinus polyphylus), dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens), and wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis) were in bloom. Plants like yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and hawkweed (Hieracium species) are budding and soon to bloom.

Further inland, along the Gunflint Trail near mid-trail, goldthread (Coptis trifolia), star-flower (Lysimachia borealis), and the blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) were in flower. Not quite time to pull out the blueberry buckets, but that season is coming!

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May 27th, 2009

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June 25th, 2008

June 18th, 2008

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June 4th, 2008

May 28th, 2008

May 21st, 2008

May 14th, 2008


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August 21st, 2007

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August 1st, 2007

July 25th, 2007

July 18th, 2007

July 11th, 2007

July 4th, 2007

June 27th, 2007

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June 13th, 2007

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