Friends of the Wild Flower Garden
Upland hillside

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

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.

American Alumroot
Heuchera americana (L.) var. hirsuticaulis
Click link on name for information and photos of this plant.
American Alumroot is a perennial forb native to the U.S. (but not Minnesota) growing up to 3 feet in height on erect flowering stalks. Stems can be smooth or with short hair. Three varieties are accepted. The amount of hair on the leaf stalk and the type of hair is a defining identification key to the three varieties. Flowers are small with the sepals obscuring the petals. Stamens and styles are colorful. It grows well in moist to dry soils with sun in the northern part of the range such as in Minnesota, but needs some shade in the south. Variety hirsuticaulis is considered an intergrade with H. richardsonii, the species native to Minnesota. The plants in the upland garden are those established by Cary George in 1987.

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