From Lake of the Isles, you can cut through a neighborhood to get to the east side of Cedar Lake. Out of all the lakes on the Chain of Lakes, I like Cedar the best because it is so wooded. I have to get back over here for a swim. At some point in it's early history Minneapolis bought up most of the shoreline of the five lakes that make up the Chain of Lakes, guaranteeing that everyone has access.https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info when I got back home.
There were Pale Touch Me Nots in the woods.
There were quite a few Evening Primrose at the water's edge.
At the top of Brownie Lake was some Sneezeweed. Again, I was able to identify this one when I got home because it so unique looking. That is not always the case with yellow sunflower-looking flowers and telling one from the next is tricky.
You have to cross the highway to get over to Theodore Wirth Park. The wildflower gardens are just a short walk north.
There is a naturalist on site and plenty of signs and books to help you decipher what you see in the gardens. This is a Groundnut plant and if I remember correctly one could cook up the tubers like potatoes.
Continuing north from the garden, we decided to walk further and see what the woods along the west side of Theodore Wirth Lake look like. New territory. Nice trail.