Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday Thirteen 382: Curtis Prairie Walk

Photos from a Curtis Prairie Walk, UW Arboretum, 21 June 2015 -- I have identified those plants I know for sure.

Spiderwort -- I was glad I went early to walk around other parts of the
Arboretum before the guided walk, as these were all closed up by the time the
walk started. Spiderwort does not like hot, sunny afternoons.
Your best chance to see them in bloom is before 11 am, unless it's a
mild, cloudy day -- then you might see some in the afternoon.

There was a LOT of spiderwort this year

White Indigo. The white variety grows
 vertically, the cream horizontally.

Marsh Pea

Daisies -- there seemed to be more daisies everywhere this year!

Indigo seed pods

Blue-Flag Iris -- this is actually from the Wetlands, which I
visited prior to the guided Prairie Walk

There was an abundance of prairie roses this year as well. 

A gall on one of the prairie plants

Native Wood Lily -- you can tell it is a native species
by the gaps between petals 

Canada Anemone

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Mia Celeste said...

What awesome sights! I love flowers and you photograph them well! Thanks for the eye candy.

Heather said...

Mia: Thank you and you're welcome! ☺

Alice Audrey said...

If indigo will grow in Wisconsin, think it will grow in Montana?

Heather said...

Alice: I honestly don't know. All I could find online is that Baptisia are prairie plants native to the eastern and southern US, nothing about particular states/zones.

CountryDew said...

These are lovely shots. Not all plants I see around here, either. Nice.

Ron. said...


colleen said...

I didn't know that about lilies, just knew that they naturalized. We have wild tiger lilies here.

Forgetfulone said...

That lily is just gorgeous!

Novroz said...

They are all beautiful.
I have never seen the first 4 flowers before

Heather said...

Anita: Thank you -- I think it's interesting seeing what grows in different parts of the country, don't you? A lot in common, but a lot that is different, too.

Ron: Thanks! ☺

Colleen: I don't know that this is true of ALL lilies, but it is for this native wood lily.

Forgetfulone: Thank you! ☺

Novroz: Thank you. These are all prairie plants native to the north-central USA.

Lea said...

Beautiful flowers!
The yellow one might be some sort of Primrose

Heather said...

Thank you, Lea!