My Adventures at Minnesota's State Parks

Minnesota Wildflowers

Home
Where Can I Find....??
Park Recommendations
Camping Checklist/Blog
Minnesota Wildflowers
Afton
Banning
Bear Head Lake
Beaver Creek Valley
Big Bog SRA
Big Stone Lake
Blue Mounds
Buffalo River
Camden
Carley
Cascade River
Charles A. Lindbergh
Crow Wing
Cuyuna Country SRA
Father Hennepin
Flandrau
Forestville/Mystery Cave
Fort Ridgely
Frontenac
Franz Jevne
George Crosby-Manitou
Glacial Lakes
Glendalough
Gooseberry Falls
Grand Portage
Great River Bluffs
Hayes Lake
Interstate
Itasca
Jay Cooke
John Latsch
Judge Magney
Kilen Woods
Lac Qui Parle
Lake Bemidji
Lake Bronson
Lake Carlos
Lake Louise
Lake Maria
Lake Shetek
Maplewood
McCarthy Beach
Mille Lacs-Kathio
Minneopa
Monson Lake
Moose Lake
Myre-Big Island
Nerstrand-Big Woods
Old Mill
Red River SRA
Rice Lake
St. Croix
Sakatah Lake
Savanna Portage
Scenic
Schoolcraft
Sibley
Split Rock Creek
Split Rock Lighthouse
Temperance River
Tettegouche
Upper Sioux Agency
Whitewater
Wild River
Zippel Bay
Pipestone National Monument
Contact Me
Links

Flower Identification

Here are photos of the different wildflowers I've found at the various parks I've visited in MN (some aren't from state parks, but I've added them anyway since they are wildflowers). Hopefully I've got the right ID on them, but some of them I wasn't totally sure about.

Here is a great site for all MN wildflowers

Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower Echinacea angustifolia
Photographed at Glacial Lakes

Brown-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba
Photographed at Sibley

Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa
Photographed at Sibley

Wild Rose Rosa arkansana
Photographed at Myre-Big Island

Yellow Lady-Slipper Cypripedium parviflorum
Photographed at Zippel Bay

Spiderwort Tradescantia occidentalis
Photographed at Blue Mounds

Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum
Photographed at Blue Mounds

Prickly Pear Cactus Flower Opuntia ?fragilis?
Photographed at Blue Mounds

?Wild Indigo Baptisia australis?
Photographed at Myre-Big Island

Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Photographed at Beaver Creek Valley

Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum
Can be found at Flandrau

Virginia Bluebell Mertensia virginica
Photographed at Carley

Columbine Aquilegia canadensis
Photographed at Whitewater, seen throughout MN

Marsh Marigolds Caltha palustris
Photographed at Banning

Large-flowered Trillium Trillium grandiflorum
Photographed at Banning

Bunchberry Cornus canadensis
Photographed at Schoolcraft

Bog Laurel Kalmia polifolia
Photographed at Big Bog

Orange Day Lily Hemerocallis fulva
Photographed at Beaver Creek Valley (this flower is an invasive species)

Leadplant Amorpha canescens
Photographed at Lac Qui Parle

Witch Hobble/High Bush Cranberry Viburnum trilobum
Photographed at Great River Bluffs (flowering shrub)

Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
Photographed at Great River Bluffs (flowering shrub)

False Rue Anemone Enemion biternatum
Photographed at Carley

Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium
Photographed at Glacial Lakes

Black-eyed Susan
Photographed at Sakatah Lake

Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency

Cutleaf Coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency

Showy Goldenrod Solidago speciosa
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency

Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency

Canadian Thistle Cirsium arvense
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency (invasive species, noxious weed)

American Bellflower Campanulastrum americanum
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency

Blue Vervain Verbana hastata
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency

Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency (non-native)

Daisy Fleabane Erigeron ?strigosus?
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency ?considered a weed?

Shrubby Boneset Eupatorium havanense
Photographed at Upper Sioux Agency

Old Man's Beard Clematis virginiana
Photographed at Lake Louise

Prairie Coneflower Ratibida pinnata
Photographed at Lake Louise

Common Blue Violet Viola sororia

Photographed at Carley

Large Flowered Bellwort Uvularia grandiflora
Photographed at Scenic

Wood Anemone Anemone quinquefolia
Photographed at Scenic, often seen with Bellwort
I'm not 100% sure this is wood anemone, because the leaves seem to be a little different, so this could be wrong

IMG_3106

Virginia Waterleaf Hydrophyllum virginianum

Photographed at Myre-Big Island

Downy Yellow Violet Viola pubescens

Photographed at Glendalough

Canada Violet Viola canadensis

Photographed at Glendalough

Common Strawberry??

Photographed at Glendalough

Narrow-leaf Puccoon Lithospermum incisum
 
Photographed at Glendalough

Field Chickweed Cerastium arvense
Photographed at Glendalough
 

Rough Blazing Star Liatris aspera
Photographed at Itasca

Cup Plant Silphium perfoliatum

Photographed at Lake Louise

Wood Sorrel Oxalis violacea
Photographed at Inspiration Peak Wayside Park.  Is this considered a weed? 

Harebell Campanula rotundifolia

Photographed at Minneopa

Bottle Gentian  Gentiana andrewsii
 
Photographed at Lindbergh

Harlequin Blueflag Iris versicolor

Photographed at Itasca

Yellow Pond-lily Nuphar Variegata
 
Photographed at Itasca

Showy Lady's-slipper Cypripedium reginae
 
Photographed at Itasca

American White Water-lily Nymphaea odorata
 
Photographed at Itasca

Spotted Touch-me-not  Impatiens capensis
Photographed at Whitewater

.Large Flowered Trillium (pink variety) Trillium grandiflorum
Photographed at Savanna Portage

Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra cucullaria
Photographed along the Zumbro River in Rochester

White Trout Lily Erythronium albidum
Photographed along Zumbro River in Rochester

Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum
Photograped at Beaver Creek Valley

Drooping Trillium Trillium flexipes
Photographed at Beaver Creek Valley

Spreading Jacob's Ladder Polemonium reptans
Photographed at Beaver Creek Valley

Wood Betony Pedicularis canadensis
Photographed at Beaver Creek Valley

Hoary Puccoon Lithospermum canescens
Photographed at Beaver Creek Valley

Virginia Spring Beauty Claytonia virginica
Photographed at Beaver Creek Valley

Common Blue Violet Viola sororia
Photographed at Beaver Creek Valley.  From looking this up online, this is apparently still called the Common Blue, and the white petals are considered a variation.  Have seen both varieties growing in a weed-like state on people's lawns.

Cream Pea Lathyrus ochroleucus
Photographed at Itasca

Pink/Stemless Lady's-slipper Cypripedium acaule
Photographed at Cascade River, also seen at Lake Bemidji

Buckbean Menyanthes trifoliata
Photographed at Lake Bemidji

Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea
Photographed at Lake Bemidji- this shows the base of the plant

Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea
Photographed at Lake Bemidji- this shows the flower portion

Yellow Lady's-slipper Cypripedium pubescens
Photographed at Itasca

Wild Sarsaparilla Aralia nudicaulis
Photographed at Itasca

Dragon's Mouth Arethusa bulbosa
Photographed at Lake Bemidji

Star Flower Lysimachia borealis
Photographed at Itasca

Bastard Toadflax Comandra umbellata
Photographed at Zippel Bay

Wild Lily-of-the-Valley/Canada Mayflower Maianthemum canadense
Photographed at Itasca

Bluebead Clintonia borealis
Photographed at Itasca

Hairy Honeysuckle Lonicera hirsuta
Photographed at Itasca

Canada Anemone Anemone canadensis
Photographed at Zippel Bay

Labrador Tea Rhododendron groenlandicum
Photographed at Lake Bemidji

.