Friends of the Wild Flower Garden
Links to other sites
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Early Spring Scenes
We have used all of these sites and find them informative and helpful
Local Organizations and Societies
Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association
The Bryn Mawr Neighborhood borders Wirth Park to the east and is the only active neighborhood group near the Garden. They publish the
Bryn Mawr Bugle
Andersen Horticultural Library
Located at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
State chapter of National Audubon - Emphasis on Birds
Friends of Bassett Creek
A site dedicated to cleaning and greening an urban stream tributary to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friends of Loring Park
A site dedicated to the preservation and improvement of this historic 35-acre “central” park near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Garden Clubs of Minnesota
An organization interested in nature’s preservation, nurture and enjoyment.
Men's and Women's Garden Club of Minneapolis
A membership organization for all people interested in gardening.
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
This link goes to the page for the Wildflower Garden. Program information, etc.
Minnesota Horticultural Society and Northern Gardener
State society and their publication "Northern Gardner"
Minnesota Native Plant Society
A site dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of Minnesota’s native plants and plant communities
Photos and information about wildflowers that grow in Minnesota, both native and non-native.
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Large plant community, educational programs, reference library
Organizations outside Minnesota
Montana Native Plant Society
Western plant information with informative newsletter "Kelseya"
New England Wildflower Society
East Coast information plus informative publication "New England Wild"
Sites for fauna and flora information
Biota of North America Program - North American Plant Atlas
Presents distribution maps for plant families, genus or species by state and county level. Not as comprehensive as USDA but great maps.
Butterflies of Minnesota
Presents a good selection of butterflies
Grasses of North America
A most comprehensive site by University of Utah
Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium
University of Wisconsin site for comprehensive information on plants native to Wisconsin
Kurt Stüber's Online Library
Comprehensive selection of old botanical prints.
Minnesota DNR Invasive Species Site
Department of Natural Resources site provides information on invasive species in MN
Minnesota DNR Plants of Minnesota site
Department of Natural Resources site provides information and photos on plants in MN (not as comprehensive as the Annotated Checklist - see Bell Museum below)
University of Minnesota Bell Museum Vascular Plants Site
Access and download the 2010 "Annotated Checklist of MN Vascular Plants". Also has an identification section on grasses and an interactive identification key for MN woody plants.
Comprehensive site for plant information covering the entire United States. Search by Scientific or Common name. Best to use the genus and species name as many revisions have occurred to scientific nomenclature in recent years.
Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc. P O Box 3793, Minneapolis, MN 55403.