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Late Summer Wildflower Seedheads and Fruits of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

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Thumbnails of some of the easily noticed late summer fruits and seedpods of selected plants that you may encounter on a visit between - Mid-July and September 1st. 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 categories and then by scientific name within color.
Download printable PDF File in Scientific Name Order within Color. Pages 11 high x 8.5 inches wide, 4 pages, 20 images per page. Low resolution - 581kb. - - - Hi resolution 4.3mb. Best for printing.


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Red Baneberry-White Berry Type
Actaea rubra
White Baneberry
White Baneberry
Actaea pachypoda
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Redosier Dogwood*
Cornus sericea
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Hophornbeam*
(Ironwood)

Ostrya virginiana
Snowberry
Snowberry*
Symphoricarpos albus
Wolfberry
Wolfberry*
Symphoricarpos occidentalis
Yellow Goatsbeard
Yellow Goatsbeard
Tragopogon pratensis
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Ohio Buckeye*
Aesculus glabra
Bittersweet
Climbing Bittersweet
(American Bittersweet)

Celastrus scandens
Early Fruit color
Ninebark seed
Ninebark*
Physocarpus opulifolius
Thimbleweed
Thimbleweed &
Tall Thimbleweed

Anemone cylindrica &
Anemone virginiana
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White False Indigo
(Wild White Indigo)

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla
Blackberry Lily seed
Blackberry Lily
Belamcanda chinensis
American Hazelnut
American Hazelnut*
Corylus americana
Hawthorn
Hawthorn*
Early Berry
Crataegus chrysocarpa
White Avens
White Avens
Geum canadense
Mayapple
Mayapple
Podophyllum peltatum
Missouri Gooseberry
Missouri Gooseberry*
Ribes missouriense. Photo ©Merel R. Black, Wisconsin Flora
Wood Poppy fruit
Wood Poppy
(Celandine Poppy)

Stylophorum diphyllum
Nannyberry
Nannyberry*
Viburnum lentago
Canada Violet
Canada Violet
(Canadian White Violet)

Viola canadensis
Hog Peanut pods
Hog Peanut
Amphicarpaea bracteata
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Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum
Poke Milkweed pods
Poke Milkweed
Asclepias exaltata
Swamp Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata
Common Milkweed
Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa
Whorled Milkweed
Whorled Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata
Veiny Pea
Veiny Pea
Lathyrus venosus
(AKA Veiny Vetchling)
Clammy Ground Cherry
Clammy Ground Cherry
Physalis heterophylla
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American Bladdernut*
Staphylea trifolia
Trailing Wild Bean
Trailing Wild Bean
Strophostyles helvola
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Blue Cohosh
Caulophyllum thalictroides
Pagoda Dogwood
Pagoda Dogwood*
(Alternate-leaf Dogwood)

Cornus alternifolia
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Pale Dogwood*
(Silky Dogwood)

Cornus amomum
(Cornus obliqua)
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Eastern Red Cedar*
Juniperus virginiana
Great solomon's Seal
Great Solomon's Seal
(Smooth Solomon's Seal)
Polygonatum biflorum
Southern Arrowwood
Southern Arrowwood*
Viburnum dentatum
Black cherry fruit
Black Cherry*
Prunus serotina
Chokecherry
Choke Cherry*
Prunus virginiana
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Eastern Prickly Gooseberry*
Ribes cynosbati
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Canada Elderberry*
(American Black Elderberry)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis
Purple Trillium
Purple Trillium
Trillium erectum
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Red Baneberry -Red Berry Type
Actaea rubra
Saskatoon Serviceberry
Saskatoon Serviceberry*
Amelanchier ainifolia
Downy Juneberry red fruit
Downy Juneberry*
Amelanchier arborea
Goldenseal fruit
Goldenseal
Hydrastis canadensis
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Winterberry*
(Black Alder)

Ilex verticillata
Tatairian Honeysuckle
Tatarian Honeysuckle*
Lonicera tatarica
(Photo ©Robert W. Freckmann, Wis. Flora.)
False Solomon's Seal
False Solomon's Seal
(Feathery False Lily of the Valley)

Maianthemum racemosum
Starry False Solomon's Seal
Starry False Solomon's Seal
Maianthemum stellatum
Pin Cherry red fruit
Pin Cherry*
Prunus pensylvanica
fragrant sumac
Fragrant Sumac*
Rhus aromatica
Smooth Sumac
Smooth Sumac*
Rhus glabra
Staghorn sumac
Staghorn Sumac*
Rhus hirta
Garden Current
Garden Currant*
Ribes rubrum
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Wild Roses*
Rosa sp 6 species - information sheet for details
Blackberry
Allegheny Blackberry*
Rubus allegheniensis
Early red stage.
Dewberry
Dewberry* - July Fruit
Rubus flagellaris
Red Raspberry
Wild Red Raspberry*
(American Red Raspberry)

Rubus idaeus
Black Raspberry
Black Raspberry*
Rubus occidentalis
Thimbleberry
Thimbleberry
(Flowering Raspberry)

Rubus parviflorus
Dwarf red raspberry
Dwarf Red Raspberry
Rubus pubescens
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Red Elderberry*
Sambucus racemosa
Climbing Nightshade
Climbing Nightshade
(Bittersweet Nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara
Highbush Cranberry
Highbush Cranberry*
(American Cranberrybush)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum
European Cranberry Fruit
European Cranberrybush*
Viburnum opulus var. opulus
Prickly Ash
Prickly Ash*
Zanthoxylum americanum
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Horse Gentian
Triosteum perfoliatum
Leadplant
Leadplant
Amorpha canescens
Canadian Milk Vetch
Canadian Milk Vetch
Astragalus canadensis
Sweet Fern Seed
Sweet Fern*
Comptonia peregrina
Cow Parsnip
Cow Parsnip
Heracleum maximum
Curled dock
Curly Dock
Rumex crispus
False White Indigo
White False Indigo
(Wild White Indigo)

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla
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False Blue Indigo
Baptisia australis
Glossy Buckthorn
Glossy Buckthorn*
Frangula alnus
Common Buckthorn
Common Buckthorn*
Rhamnus cathartica
American Black Current
American Black Current*
Ribes americanum
Blackberry
Allegheny Blackberry* - late season
Rubus allegheniensis
Black Raspberry
Black Raspberry*
Rubus occidentalis

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