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Information about Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden - Plant Community


Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Web Site:

Please see the Minneapolis Park & Recreation web site for complete information on the Garden including current operating hours, parking pass information, bus routes, programs offered at the Garden, plant and bird checklists. A locater map is also available on the Parks website.


More information links at page bottom


The plant community at Eloise Butler

Sample Garden Plant List by Common Name

Sample Garden Plant List by Scientific Name

The plant lists, above, have links to an information sheet with additional photos of the plants listed.

Photo thumbnails of flowering plants -Spring

Photo thumbnails of flowering plants -Late Spring

Photo thumbnails of flowering plants -Early Summer

Photo thumbnails of flowering plants -Late Summer

Photo thumbnails of flowering plants -Autumn

Photo thumbnails for all seasons are found on the Photo Gallery Page. Also printable pdf versions.

Autumn fruits and seeds -Photo thumbnails.

Ferns of the Garden -Photo thumbnails

Grasses/Sedges of the Garden - Photo thumbnails

Trees and Shrubs of the Garden (Listing)

Indigenous Plants 1907-16 (MPRB pdf file)

Vascular Plant Census- 2009 (MPRB pdf file)


Visit the Photo Gallery Page for a complete list of plant photo pages.



New Jersey TeaGarden Plant of the Week

New Jersey Tea
Ceanothus americanus L.

Of New Jersey Tea, Eloise Buter wrote: "This plant has historic interest as well as refined beauty. It is well that it grows in prodigal masses in wide distribution. For, after the Boston Tea Party, a brew of the leaves of the Ceanothus plenished the teapots of our revolutionary forebears."

New Jersey Tea is a small native perennial woody shrub, growing to 3 feet in height on green stems with fine hair. Stems branch in the upper part and the bases become woody with age. It is drought tolerant and does best in full sun with well drained soils. It grows from a deep reddish taproot. When burned off in prairie areas, it re-sprouts energetically from the roots. The numerous tiny flowers, with skinny petals, all on long stalks in a round umbel give, as Eloise said, the appearance of "sea foam and mist."



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