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Local Lenawee Wildflowers

PURPLE CONEFLOWER
Echinacea purpurea
 
(L.) Moench
Endangered wild species
Bloom:  July/ Early August

VIOLETS

May/ June

Flowers bloom in Lenawee from spring to frost.  Some are humble and petite while others are tall and attention-seeking (okay sun-seeking).  To the left are ones commonly seen in Lenawee County and would have brought joy, or consternation, to our early residents just as they do for us today. Some were used for home remedies while others could be cooked for food. 

Did you know there is a recent trend encouraging the planned planting of MI wildflowers in gardens?  Some groups are even offering grants for such projects to help in the preservation of our natural history and to help educate today's youth in the different flora and fauna.


Each of the photos at left are thumbnails. So if you need to see them closer, click on the picture of your choice and it will open the file up larger.

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Want to Learn More?

Wildflower Association of Michigan

MI DNR Plants & Habitats at Risk Overview

MI endangered, threatened and extirpated plants

Wildflower Botanical Names (tells uses & status)

Wild, Wild Michigan Flowers

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

DNR MI Wildflower List (includes photos and habitat)

Rex Miller (some MI wildflower photos)

 

Have Photos of More Lenawee Wildflowers ?
Send them in with the common (and Latin name if you can)
and I'll post them here with your name as the photographer.

 

Know Different Uses for Lenawee Wildflowers?
Send in the flower name, use, and your reference source and I'll post them.

 

 

CHICORY
Cichorium intybus

 July/ Early August

DANDELION

All summer 

WILD COLUMBINE
Aquilegia canadensis

June


BEE BALM

Mid July/ Early August

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE

Ammi majus* seeds

Late July/ Early August

WILDFLAX

All summer

BLACK EYED SUSAN (Rudbeckia hirta)

June

DITCH LILLY

June/ Mid July