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July 2nd, 2014 - Report by Angelique Edgerton


This week took me down to the shoreline of Lake Superior right near Temperance River. There, tucked just off the beach, was a patch of blooming blue-bead lily (Clintonia borealis), twisted rose-stalk (Streptopus uniflorus), bunchberry (Cornus canadensis), and starflower (Lysimachia borealis). It felt like moving two weeks back in time, finding these plants that are long done blooming in most parts of the county. Down on the actual shoreline, butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris), three-toothed cinquefoil (Sibbaldiopsis tridentata), and balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula) flowers dotted the rocks.


Up away from the lake, the trails supported flowers of shinleafs (Pyrola species), roses (Rosa species) flowers, strawberries (Fragaria species), thimbleberries (Rubus parviflorus), columbines (Aquilegia canadense), and red osier dogwoods (Cornus syriaca).


Continuing to line our roadsides throughout the region, we see a sea of hawkweeds (Hieracium species), lupines (Lupinus polyphyllus), oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare), and golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea).

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