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  1. Flowering Dogwood

    With over forty five different types of Dogwoods found in the United States, this plant ranges in size from a shrub to an immense tree. Used for wood, medicine, and dye, this plant features beautiful blossoms. Learn More
  2. Crab Apple

    The Crab Apple, which grows throughout the Chicago region, blossoms during May and June and is an ideal fruit to be made into jelly. Colored in delicate tints, and emitting a delectable fragrance, the Crab Apple is a pleasant presence to be around. Learn More
  3. Ox-Eye Daisy

    Witness the cool colorings of this native European flower. Also called the day's eye, the white daisy now grows in serene farmland around the United States. Learn More
  4. Climbing Nightshade

    Recognize this common member of the potato family? The climbing nightshade is unusual in that its most vibrant color comes in the form of winter berries, found frequently in the wooded areas around Chicago. Learn More
  5. Yellow Adder's Tongue

    Check out this pretty yellow flower, pictured here in a forest setting, that grows abundantly in the Chicago area and in the Eastern United States. Also known as the Trout Lily, this moisture loving plant blooms early in the spring in woods and thickets. Learn More
  6. Rue Anemone

    This early blooming flower prefers a shady location and good soil. Good for gardening, the Rue Anenome returns year after year, ever increasing in size. Learn More
  7. Wood Anemone

    Inconspicuous and delicate, this short-lived flower relies on underground rootstocks to live between blooming seasons. Growing in a variety of climates in wooded areas, this exhibit case shows the Wood Anemone growing in a forest. Learn More
  8. Blood Root

    This beautiful early spring flower derives its name from the red color of its root juice. Native Americans once used the juice of Blood Roots as paint, and later colonists used it as a dye and medicine. Learn More
  9. Bunchberry

    This flowering plant boasts clusters of greenish flowers, the leaves of which are often mistaken for petals. This exhibit case shows the Bunchberry in a typical Chicago blackgum wood. Learn More
  10. Buttercup

    Small, but well known, these flowers can be found blooming all summer long. Learn more here about the many cultural traditions relating to the Buttercup. Learn More

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