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New Plant Information Sheets

Presented by The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden


The following thumbnails lead to new information sheets that have recently been added to our website. Most of these plants are represented in the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden or were historically present. A few others are provided that are native to North America and can be grown in Minnesota or were introduced to the State but are plants not represented in the Garden.
Nomenclature has changed over the last 100 years from that which the early curators (Eloise Butler and Martha Crone) used and we have provided the more current classification as used by the major listings in use today, particularly Flora of North America (Ref.#W7), the USDA Plants Database (Ref.#W2) and in Minnesota the Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Flora of Minnesota (Ref.#W4).


Click on the plant name to bring up an information sheet with plant information and photos. Plants are listed in Scientific Name order.

2017 Additions

Wild Sarsaparilla
Wild Sarsaparilla
Aralia nudicaulis L.
Native.
American Spikenard
American Spikenard
Aralia racemosa L. ssp. racemosa
Native
Pennsylvania Bitter-cress
Pennsylvania Bitter-cress
Cardamine pensylvanica Muhl. ex Willd.
Native
Lily of the Valley
Lily-of-the-Valley
Convallaria majalis L. var. majalis
Introduced
Yellow Nutsedge
Yellow Nutsedge
Cyperus esculentus L. var. leptostachyus Boeckeler
Introduced.
Glade Fern
Glade Fern
Historical - not extant
Diplazium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) M.Broun
Native
Stiff Gentian
Stiff Gentian
Gentianella quinquefolia (L.) Small
Native.
Stiff Sunflower
Stiff Sunflower (Prairie Sunflower)
Helianthus pauciflorus Nutt.
Native.
Dwarf Crested Iris
Dwarf Crested Iris
Historical - not extant
Iris cristata Aiton
Native to SE U.S.
Canadian Mayflower
Canadian Mayflower
Historical - not extant
Maianthemum canadense Desf.
Native.
Ditch Stonecrop
Ditch Stonecrop
Historical - not extant
Penthorum sedoides L.
Native
Dwarf Red Blackberry
Dwarf Red Blackberry
Rubus pubescens Raf.
Native
Upright Carrion Flower
Upright Carrion Flower
Smilax ecirrhata S. Watson
Native.
Common Carrion Flower
Common Carrion Flower
Smilax lasioneura Hook.
Native.
Giant Goldenrod
Giant Goldenrod
Solidago gigantea Aiton
Native.
American Mountain Ash
American Mountain Ash
Sorbus americana Marshall
Native
Veiny Meadow Rue
Veiny Meadow-rue
Thalictrum venulosum Trel.
Native.

2016 Additions

Dog Fennel
Dog Fennel
Anthemis cotula
Introduced and naturalized
Downy Woodmint
Downy Wood Mint
Blephilia ciliata
Native North America
Wild Hyacinth
Wild Hyacinth
Camassia scilloides
Native to North America
foxtail Sedge
Foxtail Sedge
Carex alopecoidea
Native
Soft Fox Sedge
Soft Fox Sedge
Carex conjuncta
Native
Gray's Sedge
Gray's Sedge
Carex grayi
Native
Hop Sedge
Common Hop Sedge
Carex lupulina
Native
Fox Sedge
Fox Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea
Native
Awl-fruit Sedge
Awl-fruit Sedge
Carex stipata
Native
Purple Marshlocks
Purple Marshlocks
Comarum palustre
Native
Narrowleaf Hawksbeard
Narrowleaf Hawksbeard
Crepis tectorum
Introduced and Naturalized
Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace
Daucus carota
Introduced and Naturalized
Wild Yam
Wild Yam
Dioscorea villosa
Native
Male Fern
Male Fern
Dryopteris filix-mas
Native
Marginal Fern
Marginal Fern
Dryopteris marginalis
Native
American Beech
American Beech
Fagus grandifolia
Native
Cream Pea
Cream Pea
Lathyrus ochroleucus
Native
Pale-spike Lobelia
Pale-spike Lobelia
Lobelia spicata
Native
Northern Bugleweed
Northern Bugleweed
Lycopus uniflorus
Native
Swamp Candles
Swamp Candles
Lysimachia terrestris
Native
Monkey Flower
Monkey Flower
Mimulus ringens
Native
Indian Pipe
Indian Pipe
Monotropa uniflora
Native
Pale Smartweed
Pale Smartweed
Persicaria lapathifolia
Native
Chinkapin Oak
Chinkapin Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii
Native
Bristly Buttercup
Bristly Buttercup
Ranunculus pensylvanicus
Native
Meadowsweet
Meadowsweet
Spiraea alba
Native
Common Chickweed
Common Chickweed
Stellaria media
Introduced and Naturalized
Rock Elm
Rock Elm
Ulmus thomasii
Native
Garden Valerian
Garden Valerian
Valeriana officinalis
Introduced and naturalized