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Autumn Wildflower Seedheads and Fruits of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

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Red Sumac

Thumbnails of some autumn seed-heads and fruits that you may encounter on a visit - September 1st to Mid-October. This page includes both the Upland and Woodland Gardens. Alternate common names for plant are shown in ( ), woody plants designated by "*". Timing of bloom will vary with each year's weather pattern.
Plant names with web links lead to a separate page of plant information and photos on that plant.
Images are arranged by color and then by common name.
Printable PDF File in Scientific Name Order within Color


Fireweed
Fireweed
Chamerion angustifolium
White Baneberry
White Baneberry
Actaea pachypoda
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Red Baneberry-White Berry Type
Actaea rubra
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Gray Dogwood*
(Graybark Dogwood)

Cornus racemosa
Red Osier Dogwood fruit
Red Osier Dogwood*
Cornus sericea
Ironwood seed
Hophornbeam*
(Ironwood)

Ostrya virginiana
Spreading Dogbane seed
Spreading Dogbane
(Common Dogbane)

Apocynum androsaemifolium
snowberry
Snowberry*
Symphoricarpos albus
Swamp Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata
Whorled Milkweed
Whorled Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata
White Sagebrush
White Sage
(Prairie Sage)

Artemisia ludoviciana
wolfberry
Wolfberry*
Symphoricarpos occidentalis
Thimbleweed seed
Thimbleweed &
Tall Thimbleweed

after capsule burst
Anemone cylindrica &
Anemone virginiana
Thimbleweed seed
Thimbleweed &
Tall Thimbleweed

before capsule burst
Anemone cylindrica &
Anemone virginiana
Virgin's bower
Virgin's Bower
Clematis virginiana
Blackbery Lily seed
Blackberry Lily
Belamcanda chinensis
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Buttonbush*
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common Milkweed
Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
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Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans
Big Bluestem
Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii
Turk's Cap Lily Seed Pod
Turk's-cap Lily &
Michigan Lily

Lilium superbum and Lilium michiganense
Clammy Ground Cherry
Clammy Ground Cherry
Physalis heterophylla
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American Bladdernut
Staphylea trifolia
Partridge Pea Seed pod
Partridge Pea
Chamaecrista fasciculata
Showy tick-Trefoil
Showy Tick-trefoil
(Canada Tick-trefoil)

Desmodium canadense
Southern Arrowwood
Southern Arrowwood*
Viburnum dentatum
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Blue Cohosh
Caulophyllum thalictroides
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Pagoda Dogwood*
(Alternate-leaf Dogwood)

Cornus alternifolia
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Silky Dogwood*
(Pale Dogwood)

Cornus amomum
(Cornus obliqua)
American Elderberry fall fruit
Canada Elderberry*
(American Black Elderberry)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis
Carrion Flower
Carrion Flower
Smilax ecirrata
Nannyberry
Nannyberry*
Viburnum lentago
Bittersweet
Climbing Bittersweet
(American Bittersweet)
Early fall

Celastrus scandens
Bittersweet
Climbing Bittersweet
(American Bittersweet)
Late fall

Celastrus scandens
Black cherry fruit
Black Cherry*
Prunus serotina
Chokecherry fruit
Chokecherry*
Prunus virginiana
Coralberry
Coralberry*
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
False Solomon's Seal
False Solomon's Seal
(Feathery False Lily of the Valley)

Maianthemum racemosum
Hawthorn Fruit
Hawthorn*
Crataegus chrysocarpa
Highbush Cranberry
Highbush Cranberry*
(American Cranberrybush)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum
European Cranberry Fruit
European Cranberrybush
Viburnum opulus var. opulus
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Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum
Limber Honeysuckle
Climbing Honeysuckle*
(Limber Honeysuckle)
Lonicera dioica
Bittersweet Nightshade
Climbing Nightshade (Bittersweet Nightshade)
Solanum dulcamara
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Red Baneberry -Red Berry Type
Actaea rubra
Partridge Berry
Partridge Berry
Mitchella repens
Pin Cherry
Pin Cherry*
Prunus pensylvanica
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac*
Rhus aromatica
Smooth sumac
Smooth Sumac*
Rhus glabra
Staghorn sumac fall fruit
Staghorn Sumac*
Rhus hirta
Prairie Wild Rose hips
Wild Roses*
6 species - information sheet for details
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Winterberry*
(Black Alder)

Ilex verticillata
Tatarian Honeysuckle
Tatarian Honeysuckle*
Lonicera tatarica
Asparagus berry
Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis
Eastern Wahoo
Eastern Wahoo*
Euonymus atropurpurea
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Ninebark*
(Common Ninebark)

Physocarpus opulifolius
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Horse Gentian
Triosteum perfoliatum
Burdock
Lesser Burdock

Arctium minus
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Common Cattail
Typha latifolia
Evening Primrose
Common Evening Primrose
Oenothera biennis
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Field thistle
Cirsium discolor
Sweet Joe-Pye Weed
Sweet Scented Joe-Pye Weed -
Spotted Joe-Pye similar
Eupatorium purpureum
Leadplant
Leadplant
Amorpha canescens
Cattail late fall seed
Cattail
late fall seed dispersal
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Curly Dock
Rumex crispus
Wild Onion
Wild Onion
(Autumn Onion)

Allium stellatum
Wild Yamroot
Wild Yamroot
Dioscorea villosa
Shaggy Blazing Star
Shaggy Blazing Star
Liatris pilosa
Northern Blazing Star seeds
Northern Blazing Star
(New England Blazing Star)

Liatris scariosa . var. novae-angliae
Sweet Fern seed
Sweet Fern*
Comptonia peregrina
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Canadian Milk Vetch
Astragalus canadensis
Wild Leek
Wild Leek
Allium tricoccum
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False Blue Indigo
(Blue Wild Indigo)

Baptisia australis
White False Indigo pods
White False Indigo
(Wild White Indigo)

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla
Blackberry
Allegheny Blackberry* - late season
Rubus allegheniensis
Black chokeberry
Black Chokeberry*
Aronia melanocarpa
(Photinia melanocarpa)
Common Buckthorn
Common Buckthorn*
Rhamnus cathartica
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Kentucky Coffeetree*
Gymnocladus dioicus
Black Nightshade
Black Nightshade
Solanum nigrum

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