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12933 170703  The Life in Dead Trees - Nature and Environment - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Wildlife  |  Plants

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Why Do Plants Have Latin Names? Your Hub for Southern Culture DailySouth, Southern Living, Steve Bender, 07/30/2014
Carl Linnaeus - Wikipedia  1707 -  1778, Swedish, known for Taxonomy, Ecology, Botany

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Don’t Plant Those “Bee-Friendly” Wildflowers Cheerios Is Giving Away Lifehacker
Plants  |  Invasive Plants  |  Insects (Bees)

16125 191226  Massive redwood tree falls, kills hiker in California park - AOL News
So sorry to hear that one person was killed by a fallen tree. This past spring, one of our staff members saw a tree fall all of a sudden, in front of him at a nature center, in the Twin Cities metro area, Minnesota.
Killed by a falling tree what are the chances? The Ventilator

Have you ever seen a tree fall by itself in the forest? - Quora
Timber! 7 Signs a Tree May Be About to Fall | SafeBee


American Basswood

American Chestnut (non-native)

American Hazelnut  アメリカン ヘーゼルナッツ We've never seen American Hazelnut trees.  アメリカン ヘーゼルナッツの木を初めて見ました。110814 

Crab Apple  |  Wild Apple

Ash: White Ash  |  Green Ash  |  Black Ash
Ash Seeds 
/ 6b (Up-Close)  Cardinal perching on an Ash tree branch

2  Fall Colors: Aspen or White Birch
Aspen and White Birch


Bittersweet fruits     Bittersweetの実

Black Locust

Black Walnut

European Buckthorn (non-native)


"Cacti grow in Minnesota!!!"
6858 140806  "Cacti grow in Minnesota!!!" Prickly Pear (Opuntia macrorhiza, cactus family), which is native to Minnesota, is in bloom.
Peace Garden*, Minneapolis, MN on June 29, 2014Prickly Pear Flower Photos:  1a  |  Up-Close  1b  |  1c
Plains Prickly Pear (Opuntia macrohiza)  Minnesota DNR
Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear) - Minnesota Wildflowers

Opuntia fragilis (Brittle Prickly Pear) - Minnesota Wildflowers
Cactus - Wikipedia
   Cacti are native to the Americas...  

Cardinal Flower: 
1a / 1b (Up-Close) 

Carnivorous Plants in Minnesota: Pitcher Plant, Sundew, and Bladderwort.
8593 150224  Researchers Staggered By The Carnivorous Bladderwort Plant, As It Has Less DNA But More Genes  Consolidate Times, 02/24/2015
The ultra-fast trap of an aquatic carnivorous plant - YouTube
Utricularia - Wikipedia 
commonly and collectively called the bladderworts
Species profile: Minnesota DNR  Purple-flowered Bladderwort (
Utricularia purpurea)
Minnesota Carnivorous Plants - Encyclopedia of Life
Sarracenia purpurea (Purple Pitcher Plant) | Minnesota Wildflowers
Species profile: Minnesota DNR  English Sundew
Species profile: Minnesota DNR  Linear-leaved Sundew
1539 130426  Life - Venus Flytraps Jaws of Death - BBC One - YouTube
Venus flytrap - Wikipedia 
carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina
North Carolina State Carnivorous Plant - Venus Flytrap        our page: North Carolina state  |  South Carolina state

8232 150114  Pitcher plants in Borneo appear to be smarter than the ants that they trap | National Monitor  Justin Beach, 01/14/2015
10750 160122  What is a Venus flytrap's hunting secret? The plant can count. -  01/21/2016

Eastern Redcedar
Eastern White-Cedar

Pine: Jack Pine  |  Scotch Pine (non-native)  |  Red Pine  |  Eastern White Pine
Tamarack: Fall
1    カラマツ属(秋に落葉する針葉樹)

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‘Corpse flower’ blooms - The Washington Post  - The wait is over: The large, stinky flower that smells like rotting flesh is in bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington.   "If we're not mistaken, several years ago, a corpse flower bloomed at the Como Park & Conservatory, St. Paul, MN. We went there to see and smell the rare bloom. We'll post some photos later."
Time Lapse of the Corpse Flower Blooming at Como - YouTube  |  Carrion flower - Wikipedia - , also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers
Check out our
Comp Park photo page



Eastern Cottonwood

Eastern Redbud

Eastern Wahoo



Hickory: Bitternut Hickory  |  Shagbark Hickory

High Bush (Highbush) Cranberry fruits    High Bush Cranberry フルーツ



Kentucky Coffee tree

7126 140907  Jewelweed or "Touch-Me-Not" is in bloom. Why is it called "Touch-Me-Not?"
Spotted Touch-Me-Not seed pod exploding - YouTube
Jewelweed - touch-me-not - YouTube

Water Lily Root: 
1  Water Lily Pads  |  2  Water Lily Root with Stems and Young Leaves    スイレンの根は大きなものですね

Locust (Black Locust, Honey-Locust)

Maple: Amur Maple (non-native)  |  Mountain Maple  |  Red Maple  |  Sugar Maple  |  Silver Maple  |   

Milkweed: 1  Milkweed pod opens  |  2  Milkweed seed

Northern Catalpa (non-native)

Oak: Bur Oak  |  Northern Red Oak  |  White Oak ナラのドングリ   Oak Leaves in sunlight (Fall)  |  Frost on Oak Leaves (Late Fall)

Swamp White Oak

Ohio Buckeye


Common Prickly-Ash

11560 160806   The Mystery Of Why Sunflowers Turn To Follow The Sun — Solved - The Two-Way - NPR
How sunflowers track the sun

Sumac:  Smooth Sumac  |  Staghorn Sumac

7126 140907  Jewelweed or "Touch-Me-Not" is in bloom. Why is it called "Touch-Me-Not?"
Spotted Touch-Me-Not seed pod exploding - YouTube
Jewelweed - touch-me-not - YouTube

Water Lily Root: 
1  Water Lily Pads  |  2  Water Lily Root with Stems and Young Leaves    スイレンの根は大きなものですね

Winterberry Fruits   December 17, 2011

Witch Hazel


Wild Cucumber Photos:  1 - Vine  |  2  - Flowers  |  3  - Wild Cucumber Fruit
What Are Wild Cucumbers: Wild Cucumber Facts And Management  Gardening Know How - Is Wild Cucumber Fruit Edible?
Echinocystis lobata (Wild Cucumber) | Minnesota Wildflowers
Marah (plant) - Wikipedia  wild cucumbers

Stan Tekiela: Trees of Minnesota Field Guide (Adventure Publications, 2001)

12079 161224  Woman Killed When Tree Fell on Wedding Party Identified as Bride's Mother | NBC Southern California  12/19/2016
Do You Have a Dangerous Tree? |  HouseLogic Tree Maintenance Tips
Why Trees Fall Down - Glen Ellyn, IL Patch
Trees Falling in Nature Compilation - YouTube

11069 160328  Image of the Day: Algal Arrangement - The Scientist Magazine®  
Understanding Algae That Are Both 'Plant' And 'Animal' -- ScienceDaily
Wildlife  |  Plants

10645 151230  Southwest's Conifers Face Trial by Climate Change - Scientific American
Climate Change  |  Plants

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10 Most Beautiful but Strange Flowers - Wonderslist  Oendrila De
Plants  |  Flowers

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Oldest Flowering Plant Genome Mapped: Photos  (Discovery News, Christina Reed, 12/19/2013; Google)
New plant genome study may offer clues to improving all major food crops  (UF: University of Florida News, Stephenie Livingston, 12/19/2013)


Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Dave's Outdoors Sports Page

12331 17021 What We Can Learn from Trees  National Geographic

11450 160705  Peas are the first plant to be found GAMBLING for nutrients - Daily Mail Online

11013 160316    March 16, 1799     Happy birthday Anna Atkins!
Anna Atkins photographer Google Doodle,Anna Atkins' 216th Birthday - YouTube
Anna Atkins & the World's First Photo Book - Objectivity #5 - YouTube

8757 150316  March 16, 1799  Happy birthday Anna Atkins!
Anna Atkins: Google Doodle artfully celebrates a true-blue photographic pioneer - The Washington Post  03/16/2015

Anna Atkins - Wikipedia
  March 16, 1799 - June 9, 1871, an English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images.  

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