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  1. Sugar Maple Tree

    Discover the beautiful sugar maple tree, found in the northeastern United States. Not only does the processed sap of the tree produce three quarters of the maple sugar crop, but the lumber is used in making fine floors and furniture. Learn More
  2. Coreopsis

    Look for this earliest blooming member of the Sunflower family along sandy banks. The Coreopsis is found in bloom in irregular patches in late spring, and can thrive with little care or intervention. Learn More
  3. Canada Anemone

    Trek through the dunes around Lake Michigan and you will find this common summer flower. See how the Canada Anemones actually grow sepals instead of petals in this exhibit case featuring the flower growing in tall grass against a green backdrop. Learn More
  4. Cultivated Blueberries

    Explore the long history of the cultivation of blueberries, the only common fruit whose record of domestication is well known. Bred from two wild plants, more than twenty varieties have been introduced since 1912. Learn More
  5. Bluets

    Find these tiny flowers growing in dense mats across the Chicago region. Bluets are small perennials, and are a member of the Madder Family, which grows pervasively throughout Chicago. These flowers are also known as Innocence, Quaker Ladies, and Quaker Bonnets. Learn More

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