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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 in common name order, covering all seasons, are found on the Photo Gallery Page. Also printable pdf versions are found on each season's photo gallery page.

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)

graphicGarden Plant Photo Identification Booklet

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

ChicoryGarden Plant of the Week

Cichorium intybus L.

Chicory is a plant introduced from Eurasia for medicinal purposes and as a coffee substitute. It has naturalized across the entire U.S. and lower Canadian Provinces. It is a hardy plant with deep roots and a bright flower, which can be blue or white, and while the plant is in the Aster Family, the flowers lack the disc florets of most other aster family species. Both color types are found in Eloise Butler; the plant was originally introduced by Eloise Butler in 1915. Chicory tea is good for the stomach, if you don't drink too much, but the extraction into solution of the root produces a coffee tasting extraction that, unlike coffee, lacks caffeine and volatile oils but does not have the rich flavor of the coffee bean. The root yields well, 65% extraction vs only 30% for the coffee bean. It is still grown commerically for the extracted sustance, whereas the coffee trade has long moved on the coffee bean.

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