Flowers we saw in 2021

Status of Minnesota Native Wildflowers:
State Endangered: A species is considered endangered if the species is threatened with extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range within Minnesota.
State Threatened: A species is considered threatened if the species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range within Minnesota.
State Special Concern: A species is considered a species of special concern if, although the species is not endangered or threatened, it is extremely uncommon in Minnesota, or has unique or highly specific habitat requirements and deserves careful monitoring of its status. Species on the periphery of their range that are not listed as threatened may be included in this category along with those species that were once threatened or endangered but now have increasing or protected, stable populations.
Federally Threatened: A species is likely to become endangered nationally within the foreseeable future.

Flowers we saw in 2021

Wetlands, Woods, Bogs, Lakes, September 2021
Wollan Park, River Road in St. Paul, Cook County Roadside

Prairie, August 2021
Hastings Sand Coulee Prairie SNA, St. Croix Savanna SNA, Frenchman’s Bluff SNA, Pembina Trail SNA, Otter Tail Prairie SNA, Yellow Bank Hills SNA, Rush River County Park, Helen Allison SNA, Lost Prairie Valley SNA

Wetlands, Bogs, Lakes, Woods, August 2021
High Island County Park, Iron Springs Bog SNA, Helen Allison SNA, St. Louis County

Wetlands, Bogs, Lakes, Woods, July 2021
Iron Springs Bog SNA, Itasca State Park and Wilderness Area SNA, Pennington Bog SNA, Wabu Woods SNA, Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, Paul Bunyan State Forest, Badoura Jack Pine Woodland SNA, Falls Creek SNA, Norway Point Bottomlands State Natural Area, Lake Louise State Park, Cedar River Trail in Austin, MN

Prairie, July 2021
Roscoe Prairie SNA, Crow Wing County Ditches, Rushford Sand Barrens SNA, Schaefer Prairie Nature Conservancy Site, Blaine Preserve SNA

Wetlands, Bogs, Lakes,Woods, June 2021
Pennington Bog SNA, Long Lake Conservation Center Floating Bog
Hooker’s orchid
Early coralroot
Heart-leaved twayblade
Small round-leave orchid
Small yellow lady’s-slipper
Ram’s head, white
Striped coralroot
Blue flag iris
Dragon’s mouth orchid
Pond lily
Bluebead lily
Loesel’s twayblade

Prairies, June 2021
Scarlet painted cup
Daisy fleabane
Carolina larkspur
Ground cherry
Large flowered beardtongue gone to seed
Prairie rose
Spider wort
Rattlesnake master

Woods, May 2021
Tamarack Nature Center, Rustic Road, WI, Lake Bemidji State Park, The Lost Forty SNA, Kaplan Woods
Bluebead lily
Green dragon, state special concern
Hooker’s orchid
Rose-twisted stalk
Small yellow lady’s-slipper
Greater yellow lady’s-slipper
Naked miterwort
Sessile leaf bellwort
Trillium in bud
Jack-in-the-pulpit ready to bloom
Wild blue phlox
Two-leaved miterwort
Dutchman’s breeches
Squirrel corn

Wetlands, May 2021
Tamarack Nature Preserve, Tamarack Nature Center, Lake Bemidji State Park Bog Boardwalk, Iron Springs SNA
Early coral root
Heart-leaved twayblade
Marsh marigold
Small white violet
Tamarack tree greening
Ram’s head orchid
Purple pitcher plant
Labrador tea
Bog rosemary
Tree-leaf false Solomon’s seal
Stemless lady’s slipper

Prairies, May, 2021
Grey Cloud Dunes SNA, Yellow Bank Hills SNA, Mound Spring Prairie SNA, Hayden Prairie, Iron Horse Prairie SNA, Murphy Hanrehan

Prairie smoke
Birdfoot violet
Spiderwort leaves
Ground plum
Pasqueflower gone to seed
Yellow prairie violet
Fringed puccoon
Missouri milkvetch
Lotus milkvetch
Northern Idaho biscuitroot
Wild white onion
Western rock jasmine
Prairie shooting star
Wood betony
Plains white indigo
Small white lady’s-slipper
Golden Alexanders
Edible valerian
Swamp saxifrage
Blue-eyed grass
Yellow star-grass
Wild lupine

Prairies, April 2021
Morton Outcrops SNA, Ottawa Bluffs, River Terrace Prairie SNA, Pin Oak Prairie SNA, Mound Prairie SNA, Cedar Rock WMA, Spring Creek Prairie SNA
Carolina cranesbill leaves
Northern Idaho biscuitroot
Western rock jasmine
Carolina whitlow grass
Yellow whitlow-grass
Carolina anemone
Violet wood sorrel (starting April 17)
Prairie violet
Prairie smoke
Carolina whitlow grass
Lyre-leaved Rock Cress
Bastard toadflax

Woods, April 2021
Chamberlain Woods SNA, Fillmore County woods, Zumbro Falls Woods SNA, Carley State Park, Nerstrand Woods State Park, Hastings hillside, Hidden Falls Regional Park, Rustic Road WI, Wood-Rill SNA, Wolsfed Woods SNA
Trout lily leaves trying (April 4)
Spring beauty (April 4)
Snow trilliums almost in bloom (April 4)
Jeweled shooting star leaves (April 4)
Sharp-lobed hepatica (April 4)
Bluebells in bud (April 4)
False rue anemone (April 5)
Bloodroot (April 5)
Cutleaf toothwort in bud (April 5)
Trout lily in bud (April 5)
Sharp-lobed hepatica (April 5)
Marsh marigold in bud (April 5)
Snow trillium blooming (April 5)
Dutchman’s breeches
Dwarf trout lily
White trout lily
Yellow trout lily
Cutleaf toothwort
Bellwort in bud (April 17 & 24)
Trillium in bud (April 17 & 24)
Hispid buttercup
Downy yellow violet
Squirrel corn in bud (April 17)
Wild ginger
Twinleaf just starting (April 17)
Dwarf trout lily and white trout lily
Jack-in-the-pulpit, budding
Columbine, budding

Prairies, March 2021
Grey Cloud Dunes SNA, McKnight Prairie, River Terrace Prairie SNA
Pasqueflower, very tiny bud (March 13)

Woods, March 2021
Nine Mile Creek, Bloomington, Hillside in Hasting, Nerstrand Woods State Park
Skunk cabbage (March 3, Although we were not the first to see them, I saw someone posted that they saw them Feb. 26….amazing!)
Barred owl
Snow trillium, very tiny bud (March 13)
Trout lily just starting
Scarlet cup
Anemone leaves
Sharp-lobed hepatica


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