Documented Discoveries

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The following species were first documented outside of cultivation of their respective states by personnel of the Olga Lakela Herbarium:

Minnesota

      • Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
      • Allium hollandicum (ormanental onion)
      • Astragalus cicer (chickpea milkvetch)
      • Botrychium acuminatum (pointed moonwort)
      • Botrychium ascendens (upswept moonwort)
      • Botrychium michiganense (Michigan moonwort)
      • Botrychium pseudopinnatum (false northwestern moonwort)
      • Camelina rumelica (graceful falseflax)
      • Campanula cervicaria (bristly bellflower)
      • Cardamine flexuosa (woodland bittercress)
      • Centaurea phrygia (wig knapweed)
      • Clematis terniflora (yam-leaved clematis)
      • Cotoneaster acutifolius var. lucidus (hedge cotoneaster)
      • Digitalis grandiflora (yellow foxglove)
      • Draba verna (spring whitlow-grass)
      • Echinops exaltatus (tall globe-thistle)
      • Euonymus alatus (winged burning bush)
      • Filago arvensis (field filago)
      • Galium mollugo (white bedstraw)
      • Geranium pratense (meadow cranesbill)
      • Geranium robertianum (herb-Robert)
      • Geranium sanguineum (bloody cranesbill)
      • Hieracium caespitosum (yellow king-devil)
      • Lamium maculatum (spotted dead nettle)
      • Leontodon autumnalis (fall dandelion)
      • Leucanthemella serotina (giant daisy)
      • Lysimachia vulgaris (garden loosestrife)
      • Malus baccata var. baccata (Siberian crab)
      • Malva moschata (musk mallow)
      • Poa bulbosa (bulbous bluegrass)
      • Polygonum xbohemicum (hybrid Japanese knotweed)
      • Scrophularia nodosa (figwort)
      • Sedum aizoon (aizoon stonecrop)
      • Sedum kamtschaticum (orange stonecrop)
      • Sedum reflexum (Jenny's stonecrop)
      • Sedum spurium (two-row stonecrop)
      • Senecio viscosus (sticky groundsel)
      • Spergularia rubra (sand spurry)
      • Verbascum chaixii (nettle-leaved mullein)
      • Verbena officinalis (herb of the cross)
      • Veronica prostrata (prostrate speedwell)

 Wisconsin

      • Botrychium pseudopinnatum (false northwestern moonwort)
      • Geranium pratense (meadow cranesbill)
      • Rumex stenophyllus (narrowleaf dock)
      • Salsola collina (slender Russian-thistle)
      • Senecio viscosus (sticky groundsel)
      • Sparganium glomeratum (clustered bur-reed)
      • Thermopsis rhombifolia (round-leaved thermopsis)

 Additional information can be found at the University of Minnesota Herbarium (MIN) and the Wisconsin State Herbarium (WIS).