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

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Swamp Milkweed

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 and then by common name.
Printable PDF File in Scientific Name Order within Color


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Hophornbeam*
(Ironwood)

Ostrya virginiana
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Red Baneberry-White Berry Type
Actaea rubra
White Baneberry
White Baneberry
Actaea pachypoda
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Red Osier Dogwood*
Cornus sericea
Snowberry
Snowberry*
Symphoricarpos albus
Wolfberry
Wolfberry*
Symphoricarpos occidentalis
Ninebark seed
Ninebark*
Physocarpus opulifolius
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Ohio Buckeye*
Aesculus glabra
Yellow Goatsbeard
Yellow Goatsbeard
Tragopogon pratensis
Blackberry Lily seed
Blackberry Lily
Belamcanda chinensis
Turks Cap Lily
Turk's-cap Lily &
Michigan Lily

Lilium superbum and
Lilium michiganense
Thimbleweed
Thimbleweed &
Tall Thimbleweed

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

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla
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American Bladdernut*
Staphylea trifolia
Canada Violet
Canada Violet
(Canadian White Violet)

Viola canadensis
Nannyberry
Nannyberry*
Viburnum lentago
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Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum
Mayapple
Mayapple
Podophyllum peltatum
Missouri Gooseberry
Missouri Gooseberry*
Ribes missouriense. Photo ©Merel R. Black, Wisconsin Flora
Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa
Common Milkweed
Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Swamp Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata
Poke Milkweed pods
Poke Milkweed
Asclepias exaltata
Whorled Milkweed
Whorled Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata
White Avens
White Avens
Geum canadense
Wood Poppy fruit
Wood Poppy
(Celandine Poppy)

Stylophorum diphyllum
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Blue Cohosh
Caulophyllum thalictroides
Pagoda Dogwood
Pagoda Dogwood*
(Alternate-leaf Dogwood)

Cornus alternifolia
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Silky Dogwood*
(Pale Dogwood)

Cornus amomum
(Cornus obliqua)
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Eastern Red Cedar*
Juniperus virginiana
Blackberry
Allegheny Blackberry*
Rubus allegheniensis
Black cherry fruit
Black Cherry*
Prunus serotina
Black Raspberry
Black Raspberry*
Rubus occidentalis
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Eastern Prickly Gooseberry*
Ribes cynosbati
Purple Trillium
Purple Trillium
Trillium erectum
Prickly Ash
Prickly Ash*
Zanthoxylum americanum
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Wild Roses*
6 species - information sheet for details
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Canada Elderberry*
(American Black Elderberry)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis
Chokecherry
Choke Cherry*
Prunus virginiana
Climbing Nightshade
Climbing Nightshade
(Bittersweet Nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara
Dewberry
Dewberry* - July Fruit
Rubus flagellaris
False Solomon's Seal
False Solomon's Seal
(Feathery False Lily of the Valley)

Maianthemum racemosum
Hawthorn
Hawthorn*
Early Berry
Crataegus chrysocarpa
Garden Current
Garden Currant*
Ribes rubrum
Goldenseal fruit
Goldenseal
Hydrastis canadensis
Highbush Cranberry
Highbush Cranberry*
(American Cranberrybush)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum
Downy Juneberry red fruit
Downy Juneberry*
Amelanchier arborea
Pin Cherry red fruit
Pin Cherry*
Prunus pensylvanica
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Red Baneberry -Red Berry Type
Actaea rubra
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Red Elderberry*
Sambucus racemosa
Dwarf red raspberry
Dwarf Red Raspberry
Rubus pubescens
Red Raspberry
Wild Red Raspberry*
(American Red Raspberry)

Rubus idaeus
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac*
Rhus aromatica. Photo ©D. E. Herman, et al, 1996, University of North Dakota.
Smooth Sumac
Smooth Sumac*
Rhus glabra
Staghorn sumac
Staghorn Sumac*
Rhus hirta
Thimbleberry
Thimbleberry
(Flowering Raspberry)

Rubus parviflorus
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Winterberry*
(Black Alder)

Ilex verticillata
Bittersweet
Climbing Bittersweet
(American Bittersweet)

Celastrus scandens
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Horse Gentian
Triosteum perfoliatum
Canadian Milk Vetch
Canadian Milk Vetch
Astragalus canadensis
Curled dock
Curly Dock
Rumex crispus
Leadplant
Leadplant
Amorpha canescens
Sweet Fern Seed
Sweet Fern*
Comptonia peregrina
Cow Parsnip
Cow Parsnip
Heracleum maximum
Glossy Buckthorn
Glossy Buckthorn*
Frangula alnus
Common Buckthorn
Common Buckthorn*
Rhamnus cathartica
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False Blue Indigo
Baptisia australis
American Black Current
American Black Current*
Ribes americanum
False White Indigo
White False Indigo
(Wild White Indigo)

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla

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