Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Natural Areas — September 5, 2014

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Canada milk vetch
(Astragalus canadensis)

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Zig-zag goldrod
(Solidago flexicaulis)

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New England aster
(Symphyotrichum
novae-angliae
)

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Tall boneset
(Eupatorium altissimum)

McDonald Woods: Look for the red seed heads of the Jack-in-the-pulpit, the red and white berries of the baneberries and the purple berries of the pokeweed. Purple giant hyssop (Agastache scrophulariaefolia), hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), ear-leaved brome (Bromus latiglumis), sweet Indian plantain (Cacalia suaveolens), common wood reed (Cinna arundinacea), tall thistle (Cirsium altissimum), tall coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris), panicled tick trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum), cinnamon willow herb (Epilobium coloratum), purple Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), white snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum), forked aster (Eurybia furcatus), grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia), pale sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus), pale-leaved sunflower (Helianthus strumosus), Canada hawkweed (Hieracium canadense), false boneset (Kuhnia eupatorioides), blue lettuce (Lactuca floridana), big blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), cowbane (Oxypolis rigidior), climbing false buckwheat (Polygonum scandens), woodland knotweed (Polygonum virginiana), white lettuce (Prenanthes alba), sweet black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba), cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima), zig-zag goldrod (Solidago flexicaulis), late goldenrod (Solidago gigantea), stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida), elm leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia), indian currant (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus), New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), arrowed leaved aster (Symphyotrichum sagittifolius), Short's aster (Symphyotrichum shortii), stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia).

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), 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).