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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

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

Sample Garden Plant List by Common Name

Sample Garden Plant List by Scientific Name

Photo thumbnails by season.

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

These photo thumbnail lists, in common name order, covering all seasons, are also found on the Photo Gallery Page. Printable pdf versions in scientific name order within color are found on each season's photo gallery page and a link to the pdf is also found on each of these pages.

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.



Garden Plant of the Week

Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.

Northern Bugleweed
Northern Bugleweed
Lycopus uniflorus Michx. var uniflorus
Click link on name for information and photos of this plant.
Northern Bugleweed is a native semi- erect perennial forb growing in wetland areas on square hollow stems up to 40 inches high. The small white flowers grow in dense clusters on either side of the stem - an arrangement of the mint family called a "verticillaster." It forms new plants via stolons much like a strawberry does. The various species of Lycopus have been used in folk medicine for cough remedies. It was this use that gave the plants the alternate name of 'horehound' as this references back to the Romans and the Egyptians that used the plant they called 'horehound' for such purposes. It is indigenous to the Wildflower Garden.


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