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Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry Rubus Parviflorus

This flower, which turns to a berry by late summer, is indigenous to northern Michigan. The berries are too soft to grow commercially but many collect them to make jam. The end of the stem resembles a thimble once the berry is picked and this gives the plant its name.



Trillium

Trillium Trillium Grandiflorum

This lovely wildflower is native to North America and belongs to the Lilly family. It is advisable not to pick this flower because it gets it's nutrients from the flower. If you pick it, it might not come back the next year.



Tufted Vetch

Tufted Vetch Vicia Cracca

Native to Europe, Tufted Vetch, a member of the pea family was brought over for evosion control, as a cover crop and as forage for cattle. It has leaves similar to Crown Vetch and spreads by rhizome and seed. It is invasive, crowding out other native plants, especially in disturbed areas.



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