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New Plant Information Sheets

Presented by The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden


The following thumbnails lead to new information sheets that have recently been added to our website. Most of these plants are represented in the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden are were historically present. A few others are provided that are native to North America and can be grown in Minnesota or were introduced to the State but are plants not represented in the Garden.
Nomenclature has changed over the last 100 years from that which the early curators (Eloise Butler and Martha Crone) used and we have provided the more current classification as used by the major listings in use today, particularly Flora of North America (Ref.#W7), the USDA Plants Database (Ref.#W2) and in Minnesota the Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Flora of Minnesota (Ref.#W4).


Click on the plant name to bring up an information sheet with plant information and photos. Plants are listed in Scientific Name order.

2017 Additions

Wild Sarsaparilla
Wild Sarsaparilla
Aralia nudicaulis L.
Native.
Stiff Gentian
Stiff Gentian
Gentianella quinquefolia (L.) Small
Native.
Dwarf Red Blackberry
Dwarf Red Blackberry
Rubus pubescens Raf.
Native
Upright Carrion Flower
Upright Carrion Flower
Smilax ecirrhata S. Watson
Native.
Common Carrion Flower
Common Carrion Flower
Smilax lasioneura Hook.
Native.

2016 Additions

Dog Fennel
Dog Fennel
Anthemis cotula
Introduced and naturalized
Downy Woodmint
Downy Wood Mint
Blephilia ciliata
Native North America
Wild Hyacinth
Wild Hyacinth
Camassia scilloides
Native to North America
foxtail Sedge
Foxtail Sedge
Carex alopecoidea
Native
Soft Fox Sedge
Soft Fox Sedge
Carex conjuncta
Native
Gray's Sedge
Gray's Sedge
Carex grayi
Native
Hop Sedge
Common Hop Sedge
Carex lupulina
Native
Fox Sedge
Fox Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea
Native
Awl-fruit Sedge
Awl-fruit Sedge
Carex stipata
Native
Purple Marshlocks
Purple Marshlocks
Comarum palustre
Native
Narrowleaf Hawksbeard
Narrowleaf Hawksbeard
Crepis tectorum
Introduced and Naturalized
Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace
Daucus carota
Introduced and Naturalized
Wild Yam
Wild Yam
Dioscorea villosa
Native
Male Fern
Male Fern
Dryopteris filix-mas
Native
Marginal Fern
Marginal Fern
Dryopteris marginalis
Native
American Beech
American Beech
Fagus grandifolia
Native
Cream Pea
Cream Pea
Lathyrus ochroleucus
Native
Pale-spike Lobelia
Pale-spike Lobelia
Lobelia spicata
Native
Northern Bugleweed
Northern Bugleweed
Lycopus uniflorus
Native
Swamp Candles
Swamp Candles
Lysimachia terrestris
Native
Monkey Flower
Monkey Flower
Mimulus ringens
Native
Indian Pipe
Indian Pipe
Monotropa uniflora
Native
Pale Smartweed
Pale Smartweed
Persicaria lapathifolia
Native
Chinkapin Oak
Chinkapin Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii
Native
Bristly Buttercup
Bristly Buttercup
Ranunculus pensylvanicus
Native
Meadowsweet
Meadowsweet
Spiraea alba
Native
Common Chickweed
Common Chickweed
Stellaria media
Introduced and Naturalized
Rock Elm
Rock Elm
Ulmus thomasii
Native
Garden Valerian
Garden Valerian
Valeriana officinalis
Introduced and naturalized

2015 additions

Amur Maple
Amur Maple
Acer ginnala

Naturalized
Sweet Flag
Sweet Flag
Acornus calamus

Native
Monkshood
Monkshood
Aconitum napellus

Introduced
Common Bugle
Common Bugle
Ajuga reptans

Introduced
Fragrant False Indigo
Fragrant False Indigo
Amorpha nana

Native
Pearly Everlasting
Pearly Everlasting
Anaphalis margaritacea
Native
Horseflyweed
Horseflyweed
Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R.Br.

Native to U.S.
Bog Birch
Bog birch
Betula pumila

Native
Blue Grama
Blue Grama
Bouteloua gracillis

Native
Bush's Poppy-mallow
Bush's Poppy-mallow
Callirhoe bushii

Native to U.S.
Shepherd's Purse
Shepherd's Purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris

Introduced
Eastern Wood Sedge
Eastern Wood Sedge
Carex blanda Dewey

Native
Shortbeak Sedge
Shortbeak Sedge
Carex brevior (Dewey) Mack. ex Lunell

Native
Oval-leaf Sedge
Oval-leaf Sedge (Woodbank Sedge)
Carex cephalophora Muhl. ex Willd.

Native
Bristly Sedge
Bristly Sedge
Carex comosa Boott

Native
Graceful Sedge
Graceful Sedge
Carex gracillima Schwein.

Native
Narrow-leaf Sedge
Narrow-leaf Sedge
Carex grisea Wahlenb.

Native
Hairy Wood Sedge
Hairy Wood Sedge
Carex hirtifolia Mack.

Native
Bottlebrush sedge
Bottlebrush Sedge (Porcupine Sedge)
Carex hystericina Muhl. ex Willd.

Native
Long-stalk Sedge
Long-stalk Sedge
Carex pedunculata Muhl. ex Willd.

Native
Pennsylvanica Sedge
Pennsylvania Sedge
Carex pensylvanica Lam.

Native
Eastern Star Sedge
Eastern Star Sedge
Carex radiata (Wahlenb.) Small

Native
Stellate Sedge
Stellate Sedge
Carex rosea Schkuhr ex Willd.

Native
Broom Sedge
Broom Sedge (Lance-fruited Oval Sedge
Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willd. var. scoparia

Native
Burreed Sedge
Burreed Sedge
Carex sparganioides Muhl. ex Willd.

Native
Sprengel's Sedge
Sprengel's Sedge
Carex sprengelii Dewey ex Spreng.

Native
Upright Sedge
Upright Sedge
Carex stricta Lam.

Native
Quill Sedge
Quill Sedge
Carex tenera Dewey

Native
Cattail Sedge
Cattail Sedge
Carex typhina Michx.

Native
Redbud
Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis L.

Native to easter U.S.
Northern Sea Oats
Northern Sea Oats
Chasmanthium latifolium

Native to U.S.
Shrubby cinquefoil
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Dasiphora fruticosa

Native
Tall Larkspur
Tall Larkspur
Delphinium exaltatum

Native
Field Horsetail
Field Horsetail
Equisetum arvense L.

Native
Shaggy Soldier
Shaggy Soldier
Galinsoga quadriradata

Introduced
Cleavers
Cleavers
Galium aparine L.

Native
Long-leaved Bluet
Long-leaved Bluet
Hedyotis longifolia

Native
Western Sunflower
Western Sunflower
Helianthus occidentalis
Riddell
Native
Hairy Golden-aster
Hairy golden-aster
Heterotheca villosa

Native
Goldenseal
Goldenseal
Hydrastis canadensis L.

Native
Marsh Pea
Marsh Pea
Lathyrus palustris L.

Native
Tall Blue Lettuce
Tall Blue Lettuce
Lactuca biennis L.

Native
Dotted Blazing Star
Dotted Blazing Star
Liatris punctata Hook.

Native
Prairie Loosestrife
Prairie Loosestrife
Lysimachia quadriflora Sims

Native
Sweet Cicely
Sweet Cicely
Myrrhis odorata

Introduced
Bland Sweet Cicely
Bland Sweet Cicely
Osmorhiza claytonii

Native
Silvery Scurf-pea
Silvery Scurf-pea
Pediomelum argophyllum

Native
Black Spruce
Black Spruce
Picea mariana

Native
Jack Pine
Jack Pine
Pinus banksiana

Native
Lawn Prunella
Lawn Prunella
Prunella vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

Introduced
Swamp Rose
Swamp Rose
Rose palustris

Native
Buffalo-berry
Silver Buffalo-berry
Shepherdia argentea

Native
European Mountain Ash
European Mountain Ash
Sorbus aucuparia

Introduced
Prairie Dropseed
Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis

Native
Short's Aster
Short's Aster
Symphyotrichum shortii (Lindl.) G.L.Nesom

Native
Dandelion
Dandelion
Taraxacumn officinale

Introduced
American Yew
American Yew
Taxus canadensis

Native
Slippery Elm
Slippery (Red) Elm
Ulmus rubra

Native
Thyme-leaf Speedwell
Thyme-leaf Speedwell
Veronica serpyllifolia

Introduced
Wayfaring-tree
Wayfaring-tree
Viburnum lantana

Introduced
Downy Arrowwood
Downy Arrowwood
Viburnum rafinesquianum

Native
Bird's-foot Violet
Bird's-foot Violet
Viola pedata.

native
Prairie Violet
Prairie Violet
Viola pedatifida

Native