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Prairie in Spring

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.

Garden Plant of the Week

Pennsylvania Sedge
Carex pensylvanica Lam.

The Pennsylvania, or Yellow, Sedge is one of the first to flower in our area. It is a species of well-drained upland habitats, in full to partial sun. It forms clumps and colonies with its rhizomatous root system. The plants frequently top out at 12 inches or less, but when in flower the dark reddish spikes with whitish stamens and stigmas is quite striking. The plants remain green all summer. It is indigenous to the Wildflower Garden.

Pennsylvania Sedge

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