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 lists, above, have links to an information sheet with additional photos of the plants listed.
Photo thumbnails for all seasons are found on the Photo Gallery Page. Also printable pdf versions.
Indigenous Plants 1907-16 (MPRB pdf file)
Vascular Plant Census- 2009 (MPRB pdf file)
The White Vervain is one of four Verbena species native to Minnesota and one of three found in the Garden. Unlike the other two which have a more stately inflorescence, the White Vervain has a wildly spreading branched panicle of very small white flowers, only a few of which are open at any one time on each panicle branch in late Summer. It grows in moist thickets, wood edges and disturbed areas, a different habitat from the other two in the Garden - the Swamp Vervain, V. hastata, prefers moist sunny areas and the Hoary Vervain, V. stricta, prefers sunny dry upland areas. An alternate name for this species is “Nettle-leaved Vervain” as the lance-like leaves resemble those of nettles of the genus Urtica.