Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Natural Areas — August 15, 2014

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Gaura (Gaura biennis)

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Prairie blazing star/
gay feather
(Liatris pycnostachya)

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Royal catchfly
(Silene regia)

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Goldenrods (Solidago sp.)

McDonald Woods: The flowering of woodland sunflowers, goldenrods and Joe Pye weeds signal late summer. Yellow giant hyssop (Agastache nepetoides), purple giant hyssop (Agastache scrophulariaefolia), nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum), hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), sweet Indian plantain (Cacalia suaveolens), water hemlock (Cicuta maculata), tall thistle (Cirsium altissimum), tall coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris), showy tick trefoil (Desmodium canadense), panicled tick trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum), Virginia wild rye (Elymus virginicus), purple Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), white snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum), flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata), forked aster (Eurybia furcata), big-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla), grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia), pale sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus), woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus), pale-leaved sunflower (Helianthus strumosus), false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), blue lettuce (Lactuca floridana), wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), cowbane (Oxypolis rigidior), switch grass (Panicum virgatum), pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), climbing false buckwheat (Polygonum scandens), sweet black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba), cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima), late goldenrod (Solidago gigantea), elm leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia), woodland knotweed (Tovara virginiana), white vervain (Verbena urticifolia), wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum).

Prairie and Skokie River: Purple gerardia (Agalinis purpurea), nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), spreading dogbane (Apocynum sibiricum), butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Canada milk vetch (Astragalus canadensis), prairie Indian plantain (Cacalia plantaginea), sweet Indian plantain (Cacalia suaveolens), prairie thistle (Cirsium discolor), tall tickseed (Coreopsis tripteris), showy tick trefoil (Desmodium canadense), Illinois tick trefoil (Desmodium illinoense), daisy fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium), tall boneset (Eupatorium altissimum), Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum), sweet-scented Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), late boneset (Eupatorium serotinus), flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata), grassleaf goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia), gaura (Gaura biennis), slender gerardia (Gerardia teniufola), western sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis), false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), Kalm St. Johnswort (Hypericum kalmianum), false boneset (Kuhnia eupatoriodes var. corymbulosa), button gayfeather (Liatris aspera), prairie blazing star/gay feather (Liatris pycnostachya), great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), pale spiked lobelia (Lobelia spicata), narrow leaved loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia), winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum), monkey flower (Mimulus ringens), wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata), glade mallow (Napaea dioica), common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), switch grass (Panicum virgatum), wild quinine (Parthenium integrifolium), obedient plant-false dragonhead (Physostegia virginiana), prairie cinquefoil (Potentilla arguta), bush cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa), scurfy pea (Psoralidium tenuiflorum), slender mountain mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium), mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), yellow coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), sweet black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), prairie petunia (Ruellia humilis), royal catchfly (Silene regia), starry campion (Silene stellata), rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium), compass plant (Silphium laciniatum), cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), prairie dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum), early goldenrod (Solidago juncea), white upland aster (Solidago ptarmicoides), prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata, meadowsweet (Spiraea alba), rough hedge nettle (Stachys tenuifolia var. hispida), blue vervain (Verbena hastata), hoary vervain (Verbena stricta), ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata), culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum).