The North Shore of Lake Superior: Wildflowers along the Gitchi Gami Trail

August 31, 2016

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The Gitchi Gami State Trail runs through Gooseberry Falls State Park.  When completed, this will be an 89-mile paved recreational trail along the North Shore between Two Harbors and Grand Marais, Minnesota.  We enjoyed the many wildflowers that grew along the trail.

Walking along the Gitchi Gami trail

Walking along the Gitchi Gami trail

Missouri goldenrod

Missouri goldenrod

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Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

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Tansy

Tansy; this grew everywhere along the roads Up North

Fireweed

Fireweed

Flat-topped asters

Flat-topped asters

Joe pye weed

Joe pye weed

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Watercolor sketches in my Minnesota travel journal

Watercolor sketches in my Minnesota travel journal

 

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2 Responses to “The North Shore of Lake Superior: Wildflowers along the Gitchi Gami Trail”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    I just was out this weekend, looking for goldenrod. No flowers yet! I know we have Joe Pye weed, but I’ve never seen it, that I know. Fireweed doesn’t grow here, and I don’t think the flat-topped aster does, either. It really is amazing, the variety across the country. There’s always something new to see.

  2. selah Says:

    what a lovely trail to walk. I’ve never seen Joe Pye weed growing wild here, but I’ve seen it sold in nurseries as a perennial.


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