You know, I had expected to see a lot of new and different plants that I wasn't familiar with way up in the "North Woods" but except for a few example I knew just about every plant I saw blooming up there. Many of them are more rare further south, or are found in different assemblages (plant community groups), but at least the common stuff along the side of the road and trail are plants found throughout the state, for the most part.
Looks like these got uploaded a bit out of order but no matter. A lot of plants for you this time, check it out.
At first I thought this was a Hustonia (bluet), but now I'm not sure. It was growing in wet soil on the edge of a lake. The flower is a pale violet when not over-exposed. Any thoughts botanists?
Here are a couple native roses, large flowers, straight thorns, and entire ligules make it clear there are American plants and not imports. The one on the left I think is good old pasture rose, the one on the right, found in a wet ditch near a river I think is swamp rose (Rosa palustris)