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Wisconsin Plant of the Week

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Species

Family

Common Name

Date

Andromeda glaucophylla Link

Ericaceae (Blueberry Family)

bog-rosemary

05/13/2001

Anemone acutiloba (DC.) G. Lawson

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

sharp-lobed hepatica

04/17/2000

Anemone quinquefolia L.

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

wood anemone

05/19/2002

Apocynum androsaemifolium L.

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

spreading dogbane

08/25/2002

Argentina anserina (L.) Rydb.

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

silverweed

06/30/2002

Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

black chokeberry

05/27/2001

Asarum canadense L.

Aristolochiaceae (Dutchmenís-pipe Family)

wild ginger

04/03/2000

Aster pilosus Willd.

Asteraceae (Aster or Sunflower Family)

frost aster

10/11/1999

Aster oolentangiensis Riddell

Asteraceae (Aster or Sunflower Family)

Sky-blue aster, prairie heart-leaved aster

10/14/2002

Aster prenanthoides Muhl. ex Willd.

Asteraceae (Aster or Sunflower Family)

crooked-stem aster

09/16/2002

Aster umbellatus Miller

Asteraceae (Aster or Sunflower Family)

flat-top aster

08/10/2001

Baptisia alba (L.) Vent

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

wild white indigo

07/14/1999

Barbarea vulgaris R. Br.

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

winter cress, yellow rocket

05/24/1999

Bidens coronatus (L.) Brit.

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

sticktights, tickseed sunflower

09/27/1999

Caltha palustris L.

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

marsh marigold, cowslip

04/14/1999

Cardamine concatenata (Michx.) O. Schwarz

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

cut-leaf toothwort, pepperwort

05/12/2002

Carduus nutans L.

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

nodding thistle, musk thistle

07/03/2000

Carex comosa Boott

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

bristly sedge

07/10/00

Castilleja coccinea (L. ) Spreng.

Scrophulariaceae (Snapdragon Family)

Indian paintbrush

06/23/2002

Celastrus scandens L.

Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)

American bittersweet

10/07/2001

Cephalanthus occidentalis L.

Rubiaceae (Coffee Family)

buttonbush

09/22/2002

Chelone glabra L.

Scrophulariaceae (Snapdragon Family)

turtlehead

09/13/1999

Cicuta maculata L.

Apiaceae (Parsley Family)

spotted water hemlock

07/19/1999

Claytonia virginica L.

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)

spring beauty

4/28/2002

Comarum palustre L.

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

marsh cinquefoil

06/24/2001

Cornus racemosa Lam.

Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)

gray dogwood

08/14/2000

Corylus cornuta Marshall

Betulaceae (Birch Family)

beaked hazelnut

07/28/2002

Cypripedium reginae Walter

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

showy ladyslipper

06/17/2001

Dioscorea villosa L.

Dioscoreaceae (Yam Family)

wild yam, colic root

10/09/00

Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & A. Gray

Cucurbitaceae (Gourd Family)

wild cucumber, bur-cucumber

09/09/2001

Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.

Elaeagnaceae (Oleaster Family)

autumn olive

10/02/2000

Enemion biternatum Raf.

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Familty)

false rue anemone

05/01/2000

Equisetum arvense L.

Equisetaceae (Horsetail Family)

field horsetail, common horsetail

05/15/2000

Eriophorum viridi-carinatum (Engelm.) Fernald

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

tall cottongrass

06/05/2000

Erythronium americanum Ker Gawl.

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

yellow trout lily, dog-tooth violet

04/22/2001

Eupatorium rugosum Houtt.

Asteraceae (Aster or Sunflower Family)

white snakeroot

09/30/2001

Euthamia graminifolia (L.) Nutt.

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

grass-leaved goldenrod

08/30/1999

Gentianella quinquefolia (L.) Small

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

stiff gentian, ague-weed

10/16/2000

Gentianopsis crinita (Froel.) Ma

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

greater fringed gentian

10/4/1999

Goodyera pubescens (Willd.) R. Br.

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

downy rattlesnake plantain

07/30/2001

Hamamelis virginiana L.

Hamamelidaceae (Witch Hazel Family)

witch hazel

11/05/2001

Helianthus giganteus L.

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

tall sunflower

09/25/1999

Helianthus strumosus L.

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

rough-leaved sunflower

09/05/2000

Hesperis matronalis L.

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

dameís rocket

05/29/2000

Ilex verticillata (L.) A. Gray

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

winterberry

10/23/2000

Impatiens pallida Nutt.

Balsaminaceae (Touch-me-not Family)

pale touch-me-not

09/11/2000

Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch

Pinaceae (Pine Family)

tamarack, American larch

11/19/2001

Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

marsh blazingstar

08/07/2000

Lobelia siphilitica (L.)

Lobeliaceae (Lobelia Family)

great blue Lobelia

09/06/1999

Lonicera X bella Zabel

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Bellís honeysuckle

06/10/2001

Lonicera villosa (Michx.) Schult.

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

mountain fly honeysuckle

05/08/2000

Lycopodium dendroideum Michx.

Lycopdiaceae (Club-moss Family)

ground-pine, round branched club-moss

04/21/2002

Lysimachia thyrsiflora L.

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

tufted loosestrife

06/19/2000

Lythrum alatum Pursh

Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)

winged loosestrife

07/15/2001

Menyanthes trifoliata L.

Menyanthaceae (Buckbean Family)

bogbean, buckbean

06/10/2002

Mitchella repens L. 

Rubiaceae (Bedstraw Family)

partridge-berry

11/13/2000

Mitella diphylla L. 

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

bishopís cap, two-leaved miterwort

05/08/2001

Monotropa uniflora L.

Monotropaceae (Indian Pipe Family)

Indian pipe

09/18/2000

Myrica gale L.

Myricaceae (Wax-myrtle or Bayberry Family)

sweet gale

08/27/2001

Onoclea sensibilis L.

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)

sensitive fern

11/22/1999

Oxypolis rigidior (L.) Raf.

Apiaceae (Parsley Family)

stiff cowbane

08/05/2001

Parnassia glauca Raf.

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

grass-of-parnassus

09/29/2002

Phlox divaricata L.

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

wood phlox, wild blue phlox

05/27/2002

Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.

Pinaceae (Pine Family)

black spruce

11/26/2001

Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Lindl.

Orchidaceae

eastern prairie white-fringed orchid

07/13/2002

Polygonum punctatum Ell.

Polygonaceae (Smartweed Family)

dotted smartweed

08/23/1999

Pontederia cordata L.

Pontederiaceae (Water Hyacinth Family)

pickerel-weed

07/05/1999

Potamogeton epihydrus Raf.

Potamogetonaceae (Pondweed Family)

ribbon-leaf pondweed

08/18/2002

Prunus serotina Ehrh.

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

wild black cherry

05/22/2000

Pycnanthemum virginianum (L.) T.Durand & B.D.Jacks.ex B.L.Rob. & Fern.

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

mountain mint

07/24/2000

Ranunculus flabellaris Raf.

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

yellow water crowfoot

05/17/1999

Rhamnus cathartica L.

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

common buckthorn

11/01/1999

Rhus aromatica Aiton

Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

fragrant sumac

10/06/2002

Ribes americanum Mill.

Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry Family)

wild black currant

05/21/2001

Sanguinaria canadensis L.

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

bloodroot

05/03/1999

Scutellaria galericulata L.

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

common or marsh skullcap

07/20/2001

Silphium terebinthinaceum Jacq.

Asteraceae (Aster or Sunflower Family)

prairie dock

07/26/1999

Solidago ulmifolia Muhl. ex Willd.

Asteraceae (Aster or Sunflower Family)

elm-leaved goldenrod

09/24/2001

Sparganium eurycarpum Engelm. ex A. Gray

Sparganiaceae

common bur-reed

07/12/1999

Spiraea alba DuRoi

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

meadowsweet

09/08/2002

Symplocarpus foetidus (L.) Salisb. ex W.P.C. Barton

Araceae (Arum Family)

skunk cabbage

04/25/1999

Thalictrum dasycarpum Fisch. & Lall.

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

purple or tall meadow-rue

07/01/2001

Toxicodenron radicans (L.) Kuntze

Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

poison-ivy

11/08/1999

Toxicodendron vernix (L.) Kuntze

Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

poison sumac

06/07/1999

Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)

common spiderwort, blue-jacket

06/26/2000

Trillium recurvatum Beck

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

red trillium, prairie trillium, bloody butcher

04/10/2000

Utricularia vulgaris L.

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)

common bladderwort

07/17/2000

Viburnum lentago L.

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

nannyberry

11/06/2000

Viburnum opulus L. subsp. trilobum

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

highbush cranberry

10/14/2001

Zanthoxylem americanum Miller

Rutaceae (Rue or Citrus Family)

prickly ash

10/25/1999

Zizia aurea (L.) W.D.J. Koch

Apiaceae (Carrot or Parsley Family)

golden alexander

06/12/2000

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