Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

Information about Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden


Garden Plant Community

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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.

Blue Grama
Blue Grama
Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth)
Link on name goes to information and photos of this plant.
Blue Grama grass is a major warm season perennial tufted grass, growing 1 to 2-1/2 feet in height on slender stems. The flowering stem is a panicle with 1 to 3 branches on the stem. Spiklets are on these branches, forming a raceme-like structure, held outward from the stem. These are usually curved, about 3/4 to 3-1/4 inches long and densely flowered, but only on one side of the raceme rachis with a single spikelet at the tip. The curve gives the plant the alternate name of "eyelash grass." It is a native prairie grass that grows in bunches. The species has good drought tolerance, will tolerate partial shade, but prefers mesic to dry conditions.

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