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 lists, above, have links to an information sheet with additional photos of the plants listed.
Photo thumbnails for all seasons are found on the Photo Gallery Page. Also printable pdf versions.
Indigenous Plants 1907-16 (MPRB pdf file)
Vascular Plant Census- 2009 (MPRB pdf file)
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."