Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

Information about Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

white oak series

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.

European Mountain ASh
European Mountain Ash
Sorbus aucuparia L.
Link on name goes to information and photos of this plant.
European Mountain Ash forms a small tree up to 40 feet high or can grow as a large multi-stemmed shrub in certain conditions. Like other Mountain Ash species, the leaves are compound with many small leaflets, the inflorescence is a showy corymb, up to five inches wide, of many small white flowers, attached to the end of twigs. Flowers form reddish-orange drupes in late summer. It grows well in most of Minnesota and should be used as an alternate to the native American Mountain Ash which is native further north and does not do well in central and southern Minnesota. Fruits can be used for jellies after removing the toxic seeds.


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