Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

Information about Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Yellow Trout Lily

Garden Plant Community


More information links at page bottom


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.


The plant community at Eloise Butler

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

Sample Garden Plant List by Common Name

Sample Garden Plant List by Scientific Name

Photo thumbnails by season arranged in color categories.

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 - Late Summer fruits and seeds.

Photo thumbnails - Autumn fruits and seeds.

Above: These photo thumbnail lists, are arranged in scientific name order within six color categories, covering all seasons, are also found on the Photo Gallery Page. Printable pdf versions in scientific name order within color are also found on each season's photo gallery page.

Below: Additional plant listings:

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

Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.

Veiny Pea
Veiny Pea
Lathyrus venosus
Click link on name for information and photos of this plant.
Veiny Pea is a late Spring blooming native perennial climbing vine with 4-angled stems, without wings, that sprawl and climb on other plants. The leaf has 8 to 12 (14) ovate stalkless leaflets arranged asymmetrically. There is a branching tendril at the leaf tip and a distinctive stipule at the base of the leaf stalk. The flowers are on a raceme from the leaf axils and have petals that shade from deep pink to whitish. Pods are similar to the Garden Pea but flatter. It is found in open woods and prairies in dry to moderate moisture conditions. Full sun is preferred. It spreads by rhizomes. It is indigenous to the Wildflower Garden and has extensive Native American medicinal uses.


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