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Photos from TGPP near Gardenton on 2010-Jul08:
Smooth fleabane (Erigeron glabellus): plant Smooth fleabane (Erigeron glabellus): flowers Upland white aster (Oligoneuron album): Wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum): Spiked lobelia (Lobelia spicata): Prairie loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora): Red-top grass (Agrostis gigantea): plant Red-top grass (Agrostis gigantea): closer Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): plant Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): flower Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): flower Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba): plant Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba): flowers Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba): flowsers closeup Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): flowers Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): flower Prairie cord-grass (Spartina pectinata): plant Prairie cord-grass (Spartina pectinata): closer Tall false-dandelion (Agoseris glauca): was Sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis) Tall false-dandelion (Agoseris glauca): was Sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis) Two-flowered cynthia (Krigia biflora): Prairie cord-grass (Spartina pectinata): plant Prairie cord-grass (Spartina pectinata): closer Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): habitat Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): habitat Northern reed-grass (Calamagrostis canadensis): Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): habitat Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): buds note spurs Northern bedstraw (Galium boreale): Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): plant Western prairie fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara): flower gall: on Goldenrod (Solidago sp) made by Goldenrod-gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis) gall: on Goldenrod (Solidago sp) made by Goldenrod-gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis) closer Marsh hedge-nettle (Stachys palustris): plant Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris):
-- note: the species I and most people call Prairie loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora), is listed by the MB-CDC as Whorled loosestrife (Steironema quadriflorum, an old synonym);