Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Natural Areas — September 17, 2014

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Stiff goldenrod
(Oligoneuron rigidum)

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Short's aster
(Symphyotrichum shortii)

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Bottle gentian
(Gentiana andrewsii)

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Wild quinine
(Parthenium integrifolium)

McDonald Woods: The flowers of asters and goldenrods dominate the woodlands in early fall. White turtle head (Chelone glabra), stoneroot (Collinsonia canadensis), white snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum), forked aster (Eurybia furcata), sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale), Canada hawkweed (Hieracium canadense), white lettuce (Prenanthes alba), glaucous white lettuce (Prenanthes racemosa), sweet black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima), blue-stemmed goldenrod (Solidago caesia), zig-zag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis), late goldenrod (Solidago gigantea), rough-leaved goldenrod (Solidago patula), stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida), elm leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia), Indian currant (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus), Drummond's aster (Symphyotrichum drummondii), smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laevis), side-flowering aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum), New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), hairy aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), arrowed leaved aster (Symphyotrichum sagittifolium), Short's aster (Symphyotrichum shortii).

Prairie and Skokie River: Purple gerardia (Agalinis purpurea), slender gerardia (Agalinis tenuifola), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), prairie thistle (Cirsium discolor), tall tickseed (Coreopsis tripteris), tall boneset (Eupatorium altissimum), Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum), late boneset (Eupatorium serotinum), flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata), grassleaf goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia), bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii), sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus), gaura (Gaura biennis), false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), Kalm St. Johnswort (Hypericum kalmianum), false boneset (Kuhnia eupatoriodes var. corymbulosa), button gayfeather (Liatris aspera), common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), Ohio goldenrod (Oligoneuron ohioense), Riddell's goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii), stiff goldenrod (Oligoneuron rigidum), switch grass (Panicum virgatum), wild quinine (Parthenium integrifolium), obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana), prairie cinquefoil (Potentilla arguta), bush cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa), slender mountain mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium), mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), yellow coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), sweet black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima), early goldenrod (Solidago juncea), old field (Solidago nemoralis), showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), white upland aster (Solidago ptarmicoides), prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata), heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides), smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve), New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), hairy aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), willow aster (Symphyotrichum prealtum), swamp aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum var. firmus), flat-topped aster (Symphyotrichum undulatum), blue vervain (Verbena hastata), ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata).