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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: Starry False Solomons Seal Reply with quote

here is a very common "flower" on Bois Blanc.

Starry False Solomons Seal

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Thimbleweed Reply with quote

This is the fruit of a tall anemone. The Canada anemone has bumpy fruits on short stalks.

Thimbleweed

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: Larger Blue Flag Reply with quote

Here is one posted by michaelc007.

Larger Blue Flag

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1664

here is a picture by Pami-roo. She called it a Blue Flag Iris. I do not know if it is wild or a garden variety.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=823
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Blue Vervain Reply with quote

Blue Vervain

The little flowers progress from the bottom towards the top of the spikes.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1666
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dad,
the one you called a shore lilly sure looks like an iris to me. I've heard them called "bearded ladies," and these purple ones sometimes smell like grape pop.

You can tell by looking at the roots, which are actually rhizome bulbs that grow on the surface of the soil. Sometimes they get infested with this nasty little worm. The only way to get rid of the worm is to dig them, cut the damaged parts off and then replant them in a different spot.

I might be wrong though..... Can't definitely tell without looking at them
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Response to Lana Reply with quote

Please re-read my post slowly and your concerns will be answered !!!

I think you are correct in calling it an iris. Flags = iris.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: St. John's Wort Reply with quote

These flowers have come out everywhere on Bois Blanc in the middle of July. If you get really close to the petals, you can see tiny black dots near or on the tips of those petals. They may be called weeds, but I think that they could be called pretty.

There are two kinds, common & the shrubby Kalm's on Bois Blanc.

Common Saint John's Wort

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1670

Here is another taken by my Traverse City sister. It is the Kalm's species. It has many more stamens then the common kind.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1366
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Ox-eye Daisy Reply with quote

I wonder if oxes had yellow eyes? So common, so pretty.

Ox-eye Daisy

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Unknown Flower Reply with quote

This flower is common on Bois Blanc. I have hunted for weeks to find what it is. I need help. It appears in June and is now going to seed in mid July. It is not a lettuce although the leaves look like wild lettuce. In the previous picture of the Ox-eye Daisies you can see this little yellow flower at the base of the daisies. Please excuse the dirty fingers. I had been working at the time.

Unknown Flower - HELP

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1672

I have been told that this is Canadian Lettuce. There are quite a few variations of it. In the composite family, a flower is actually composed of many flowers. There are the disk flowers and the ray flowers on the perimeter, like sunflowers. Dandelions are composite flowers with all rays. Composite flowers do not technically have petals.

The unknown flower presented pretends to have five petals. According to the expert, those are rays. So the little bugger is pretending to be a normal flower when in fact it is five flowers with one ray each. Confusing!

As to its full name, I am still hunting. It may have a Latin name and no common name. So, I propose that we call it bob-Lo Lettuce. Any objections?

The real name has been found. It is Wall Lettuce.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:53 am    Post subject: flowers Reply with quote

You have been buzy ! All of the flowers have a diffrent beauty ..

The yellow one that you said could be called pretty is really pretty !!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Indian Paintbrush Reply with quote

This is indian paintbrush. Orange hawkweed is commonly confused with this flower.

Indian Paintbrush

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Pitcher Plant Reply with quote

This is a strange one.

Pitcher Plant

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Horned Bladderwort Reply with quote

These grow in wet areas and are common on BBI. they have little horns that point down but I think they look more like tails. When the wind blows the tails wag.

Horned Bladderwort

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Daisy's !! !!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Death Camas Reply with quote

Here is one that looks good, but you won't like it. Death Camas looks a lot like a wild onion. If you eat any of it you could die. It grows on BBI.

Death Camas or White Camas

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:14 am    Post subject: Common Yarrow Reply with quote

There is a woolly yarrow and a common yarrow. This didn't appear very woolly, so I'm guessing that it is the common type, which is an alien.

Common Yarrow

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:40 am    Post subject: Bob-Lo Lettuce Reply with quote

This is what I have found out about the unknown flower.

I have been told that this is Canadian Lettuce. There are quite a few variations of it. In the composite family, a flower is actually composed of many flowers. There are the disk flowers and the ray flowers on the perimeter, like sunflowers. Dandelions are composite flowers with all rays. Composite flowers do not technically have petals. Most of the Canadian Lettuce flowers look a lot like a dandelion flower with many rays.

The unknown flower presented pretends to have five petals. According to the expert, those are rays. So the little bugger is pretending to be a normal flower when in fact it is five flowers with one ray each. Confusing!

It appears to be a variety of Lactuca canadensis of the Aster Family [Composites]

As to its variety name, I am still hunting. It may have a Latin name and no common name. So, I propose that we call it bob-Lo Lettuce. Any objections?

The real name has been found. it is Wall Lettuce.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobla Lettuce sounds fine....pretending it is one rather than 5. Strange facts........ like a true michigander, trying to get 5 in for the price of one! LOL!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:00 am    Post subject: Where to find Boblo Lettuce Reply with quote

For those who would like to see boblo lettuce, go to the post office. In the space between the building and the front of the cars where everyone parks is an area full of it. I have also noticed it under the maples out at Sand Bay curve. So it can grow in sun or shade.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, This is good little class on flowers .. I have learned alot ..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike - We have a lot of wild plants that look similar down here in Iowa - very similar flowering - most of ours belong to the mustard plant class - There are a lot of variations of those - Could be all together different though!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:40 am    Post subject: Canada thistle Reply with quote

Ron, I checked Mustard plants previously and the leaves are very similar to the wild lettuce plants, but The flower has only four petals.

Here is a smaller thistle that is on BBI. It can be beautiful, but is picky.

Canada Thistle

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1679
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: BBI Flowers Reply with quote

Terrific photos!!! Thankyou for all the info and research. I have seen several others on the North Shore. I will have to check and see If I have photos to post that you could identify
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:09 am    Post subject: Black Eyed Susan Reply with quote

Here is a favorite of many.

Black or Brown Eyed Susan

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Butter & Eggs Reply with quote

Butter and Eggs

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