Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Natural Areas — July 17, 2014

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Blazing star/gay feather
(Liatris spicata)

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Common milkweed
(Asclepias syriaca)

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Orange jewelweed
(Impatiens capensis)

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Yellow coneflower
(Ratibida pinnata)

McDonald Woods: The woodland grasses are starting to flower. Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala), wild leek (Allium tricoccum), lead plant (Amorpha canescens), thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana), common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), white wild indigo (Baptisia leucantha), woodland brome (Brome pubescens), New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus), water hemlock (Cicuta maculata), enchanter's nightshade (Circaea lutetiana var. canadensis), prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata), pointed tick trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum), bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera), silky wild rye (Elymus villosus), purple Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata), false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), bottle brush grass (Hystrix patula), orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata), wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), lopseed (Phryma leptostachya), pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), Illinois rose (Rosa setigera), flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus), elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), starry campion (Silene stellata), common spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum).

Prairie and Skokie River: Wild garlic (Allium canadense), nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum), leadplant (Amorpha canescens), meadow anemone (Anemone canadensis), spreading dogbane (Apocynum sibiricum), swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), prairie milkweed (Asclepias sullivanti), common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Canada milk vetch (Astragalus canadensis), prairie Indian plantain (Cacalia plantaginea), sweet Indian plantain (Cacalia suaveolens), sedges (Carex sp.), New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus), lance leaved coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), tall tickseed (Coreopsis triptera), showy tick trefoil (Desmodium canadense), Illinois tick trefoil (Desmodium illinoense), marsh fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus), daisy fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium), tall boneset (Eupatorium altissimum), sweetscented Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata), Joe Pye weed (Euphorbia maculata), gaura (Gaura biennis), saw toothed sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus), western sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis) false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii var. grayana), Kalm St. Johnswort (Hypericum kalmianum), blazing star/gay feather (Liatris spicata), great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), pale spiked lobelia (Lobelia spicata), narrow leaved loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia), winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum), wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata), common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), wild quinine (Parthenium integrifolium), obedient plant-false dragonhead (Physostegia virginiana), prairie cinquefoil (Potentilla arguta), 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), meadowsweet (Spiraea alba), rough hedge nettle (Stachys tenuifolia var. hispida), blue vervain (Verbena hastata), hoary vervain (Verbena stricta), ironweed (Veronia fasticulata), culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum), American vetch (Vicia americana).