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 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.
Indigenous Plants 1907-16 (MPRB pdf file)
Vascular Plant Census- 2009 (MPRB pdf file)
Sweet Black-eyed Susan is a tall perennial, forming large clumps, and has multiple clusters of yellow coneflowers atop stems growing to 6+ feet high. It was originally introduced to the Wildflower Garden by Eloise Butler in 1921 but is no longer extant. It is native to Iowa and southern Wisconsin but there is some question if it is native to Minnesota as only one population has ever been found in the wild, and that near the Iowa border. It does grown nicely however, North as far as the metro area for certain and makes a large and colorful background plant when it blooms in late Summer.
It needs sun and moist to mesic soils, not real dry soils. The seeds are viable but need cold stratification for germination. Why it is called ‘sweet’ is open to conjecture. It’s much shorter cousin is the Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta.