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Forget Me Not Wildflower

Forget Me Not Wildflower- Wisconsin wildflower is a perennial wildflower that is most often found in woodland gardens, along creek beds or in wetland areas with rich soil. They will tolerate sun and shade but like damp soil.

Forget Me Not Wildflower

Where They Are Found: The forget me not wildflower is a perennial wildflower that is most often found in woodland gardens, along creek beds or in wetland areas with rich soil.  The will tolerate sun and shade but like damp soil.
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Cardinal Wildflower

Cardinal Wildflower - A fun fact about the wildflower was that it was named after the bright red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals. Flowers are primarily pollinated by hummingbirds. Other insects find it difficult to navigate the long tubular flowers. The wildflower is becoming scarcer due to overpicking in some areas.

Cardinal Wildflower


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The cardinal wildflower is a native Wisconsin perennial. It consists of many bright red tubular flowers. The tubular flowers are arranged in an elongated cluster.  The plant’s stalk height reaches 2-4 feet during the months of July, August and September. It is found in shaded areas along creeks, streams and swamps.

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Purple Gaywing Wildflower

Purple Gaywing Wildflower - This Gaywing wildflower is often mistaken for an orchid. It goes by the names of Fringed Polygala, Gaywings or Flowering Wintergreen. The plant usually flowers in spring and early summer. The plant produces compounds thought to increase milk production in nursing mammals.

Purple Gaywing Wildflower

Often Mistaken for: This purple Gaywing wildflower is often mistaken for an orchid.

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Eastern Columbine Wisconsin Wildflower

Eastern Columbine Wisconsin Wildflower Columbine grows to a height of 1-2 feet in partial shade and in areas of filtered sun. Tiny, black seeds ripen at various times within the flowers life cycle.

In the spring, I wander the woods, meadows and walking paths for wildflowers. Today, I found the Eastern Columbine Wisconsin Wildflower.

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Eastern Red Columbine Wildflower

Eastern Red Columbine - is a perennial flower that grows up to two feet high, The flower has showy red and yellow petals and it's stamens curl upward as it ages. You can find this wildflower growing along river banks and woodland areas in Wisconsin. The wildflowers blooms attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Once the plant went to seed, It has been said that the Native American men would crush the seeds and rub them onto their skin. It was suppose to help attract love .

Eastern Red Columbine Wildflower

Everytime I see an Eastern Red Columbine Wildflower I have to stop and take a few shots to add to my wildflower collection of photography prints.

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Yellow Bell Wildflower

Yellow Bell Wildflower - Also known by: Fritillaria pudica, yellow bells, yellow fritillary, yellow missionbells. Grows along riverbanks & other open, sunny areas.

Yellow Bell Wildflower

In the wild, the yellow bell wildflower grows along riverbanks and other open, sunny areas with adequate rainfall and perpetually moist substrate. The plants do not tolerate shade or salty or alkaline soils, and they are sensitive to frost.
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Endangered Dwarf Lake Iris Wildflower

The endangered Dwarf Lake Iris wildflower is a miniature iris that grows nowhere else in the world but in the Great Lakes Region. Found only in Michigan, Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, and the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin. It is especially concentrated along certain stretches of the Great Lakes shoreline.

Endangered Dwarf Lake Iris Wildflower

The endangered Dwarf Lake Iris wildflower is a miniature iris that grows nowhere else in the world but in the Great Lakes Region. Found only in Michigan, Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, and the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin. It is especially concentrated along certain stretches of the Great Lakes shoreline.

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