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Wildflowers

The woods around Cascade Lodge are home to a variety of wildflowers. We even feature a Wildflower Trail that takes you past several wildflower bedding sites! Below are some of the wildflowers found in our immediate area:

Wood Anemone

(Anemone quinquefolia)

  • Also known as a "nightcap"
  • The Wood Anenome is a perennial wildflower native to MN and found in the early spring in shady wooded areas. It is about 4-8 inches in height.
  • This was captured along the ski trail heading up the first hill towards the Pioneer loop on May 6, 2010.



Downy Yellow Violet

(Viola pubescens)
  • Also known as a "Smooth Yellow Violet"
  • The Yellow Violet is a perennial wildflower native to MN and found in the early spring in partially sunny, dry wooded areas. It is about 4-18 inches in height.
  • This was captured along the Lookout Mountain trail near the top 1/3 of the trail on May 6, 2010. It was about 4-6 inches tall.

Bluebells

(Campanula rotundifolia)

  • Also known as a "Harebells"
  • The Bluebell is a hardy perennial wildflower native to MN and found most of the summer in sunny, open woods or rocky areas. It is ranges from 6-20 inches in height.
  • This patch was captured along the SHT up to Lookout Mountain near the top of the trail on May 6, 2010. They were about 18-20 inches tall.





Starflower

(Trientalis borealis)

  • The Starflower is a delicate perennial wildflower native to MN and found in the spring in moist, rich woody areas that are partly sunny to shady. It is ranges from 4-8 inches in height
  • This patch was captured along our wildflower trail on May 31, 2010. They were sprinkled all over the edge of the trail!

Stemless Lady's-slipper

(Cypripedium acaule)

  • The Ladyslipper is Minnesota's State Flower. It is an native orchid that blooms in early spring in acidic soils with part sun. It is ranges from 6-17 inches in height.
  • This patch was captured along our wildflower trail on May 31, 2010. There were 6-10 groupings along the trail.





Marsh Marigold

(Caltha palustris)

  • The Marsh Marigold is prolific along boggy road edges in spring and early summer. It is found in swamps and bogs in sun and part shade. It is ranges from 8-24 inches in height.
  • This patch was captured along our Cascade creek on May 31, 2010. This is commonly seen along highway 61 as well.

Bunch Berry

(Cornus canadensis)

  • The Bunch Berry carpets the forest in early spring and in the summer forms clusters of orange (un-edible) berries. It is found in shady forested areas. It is ranges from 4-6 inches in height.
  • This patch was captured on the East side of our wildflower trail. on May 31, 2010. These are plentiful in many areas on the North Shore.



Canada Mayflower

(Maianthemum canadense)

  • Also known as wild lily of the valley or false lily of the valley.
  • The Mayflower emerges in the spring. It is found in partially shady areas. It is a native perennial and ranges from 3-6 inches in height.
  • This one was captured on our wildflower trail. on May 31, 2010.