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Circumboreal Plants of the Boundary Waters

Circumboreal species are plants and animals which are widespread in the higher latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, occurring in both North America and Eurasia.  Sometimes referred to as circumpolar.


Ferns and Fern Allies



  • Calypso bulbosa, Fairy Slipper Orchid
  • Campanula rotundifolia, Harebell
  • Coeloglossum viride, Long Bracted Orchid
  • Corallorrhiza trifida, Early Coralroot
  • Cypripedium calceolus, Yellow Ladyslipper
  • Epilobium spp., Willowherbs
    • adenocaulon, American Willowherb
    • angustifolium, Fireweed
    • ciliatum
    • glandulosum, Northern Willowherb
    • palustre, Marsh Willowherb
  • Fragaria vesca, Woodland Strawberry
  • Galium spp., Bedstraws
    • asparine, Cleavers
    • boreale, Northern Bedstraw
    • triflorum, Fragrant Bedstraw
  • Goodyera repens, Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain
  • Liparis loeselii, Loesel's Twayblade Orchid
  • Listera cordata, Heart Leaf Twayblade
  • Mentha arvensis, Field Mint
  • Moneses uniflora, One Flowered Pyrola
  • Oenothera biennis, Common Evening Primrose
  • Platanthera obtusata, Blunt Leaf Orchid
  • Potentilla norvejica, Rough Cinquefoil
  • Prunella vulgaris, Self Heal
  • Pyrola spp, Shinleafs
    • minor, Lesser Pyrola
    • rotundifolia, Round Leaf  Pyrola
  • Ranunculus spp., Buttercups
    • acris, Meadow Buttercup
    • flammula, Spearwort
  • Stachys palustris, Common Woundwort

Mosses, Lichens, and Liverworts




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Last updated on 25 February, 2004