Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

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 in common name order, covering all seasons, are found on the Photo Gallery Page. Also printable pdf versions are found on each season's photo gallery page.

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)

graphicGarden Plant Photo Identification Booklet

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

Garden Plant of the Week

mouse-ear chickweed
Mouse-ear Chickweed
Cerastium fontanum Baumg. ssp. vulgare
Mouse-ear Chickweed is an introduced plant that is widely naturalized from Europe. It can be a perennial or rarely an annual. The stems may be erect, up to 12 inches high but they are frequently sprawling. Multiple stems branch from the base. Those stems that do not flower often will root at the nodes. The five white petals are cleft into 2 deep lobes, clawed at the base, so each petal looks like a mouse's ear. Chickweed grows in disturbed areas and fields with moist to dry conditions. It requires sun, but tolerates light shade. It is a frequent visitor to lawns, path edges and roadsides. You will find it throughout North America and most of Minnesota.

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