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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

Sample Garden Plant List by Common Name

Sample Garden Plant List by Scientific Name

The plant lists, above, have links to an information sheet with additional photos of the plants listed.

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 for all seasons are found on the Photo Gallery Page. Also printable pdf versions.

Autumn fruits and seeds -Photo thumbnails.

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)


Visit the Photo Gallery Page for a complete list of plant photo pages.



White VervainGarden Plant of the Week

White Vervain
Verbena urticifolia L.

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.



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