Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

May 16, 2019

Times Covered:

May 9 - 16, 2019


RBG Rose Garden edges, Hendrie Valley; Arboretum;
Brantford Trails;
and a property just west of the Hamilton border


Getting tired of rain and very cool weather. Forty-six species were seen witn 18 of them being new for thie last period.

I have started to display some of the previously posted flowers on a new page. The process is just barely started but have a look at the following link:

Portfolio of Various Photos

Wild & Naturalized Flowers Blooming - May 9 - 16, 2019

(N = "New" for the year    * = Not native to our area)

New English Name Latin Name French Name
NAnemone, WoodAnemone quinquefoliaAnémone à cinq folioles
NBellwort, Large-FloweredUvularia grandifloraUvulaire à grandes fleurs
Bittercress, Hairy *Cardamine hirsuta Cardamine hérissée
BloodrootSanguinaria canadensisSanguinaire du Canada
NBluebells, VirginiaMertensia virginicaMertensia de Virginie
NButtercup, HispidRanunculus hispidusRenoncule hispide
NButtercup, KidneyleafRanunculus abortivusRenoncule abortive
NCelandine *Chelidonium majusGrande chélidoine
Celandine, Lesser *Ranunculus ficariaRenoncule ficaire
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
NCleaversGalium aparineGaillet gratteron
Cohosh, Giant BlueCaulophyllum giganteumCaulophylle géant
Coltsfoot *Tussilago farfaraTussilage pas d'âne
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Marsh *Taraxacum palustrePissenlit palustre
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
Dead-Nettle, Purple *Lamium purpureumLamier pourpre
Dutchman's BreechesDicentra cucullariaDicentre à capuchon
NForget-Me-Not, True *Myosotis scorpioidesMyosotis scorpioïde
Hepatica, Round-Lobed Hepatica americanaHépatique d'Amérique
Hepatica, Sharp-LobedHepatica acutilobaHépatique à lobes aigus
Hyacinth, Grape *Muscari botryoidesMuscari botryde
NJack-In-The-PulpitArisaema triphyllumPetit-prêcheur
Marigold, Marsh Caltha palustrisPopulage des marais
NMeadow-Rue, EarlyThalictrum dioicumPigamon dioïque
Mustard, Garlic *Alliaria petiolataAlliaire officinale
Periwinkle *Vinca minorPetite pervenche
Saxifrage, EarlyMicranthes virginiensisSaxifrage de virginie
Scilla * Scilla sibericaScille de Sibérie
Sedge, PennsylvaniaCarex pensylvanicaCarex de Pennsylvanie
NShepherd's Purse *Capsella bursa-pastorisBourse-à-pasteur
NSpeedwell, Slender *Veronica filiformisVéronique filiforme
NStrawberry, BarrenGeum fragarioidesWaldsteinia faux-fraisier
NStrawberry, FieldFragaria virginianaFraisier de Virginie
NStrawberry, WoodlandFragaria vescaFraisier américain
NToothwort, Cut-LeavedCardamine concatenataDentaire laciniée
NToothwort, Two-leavedCardamine diphyllaDentaire à deux feuilles
Trillium, RedTrillium erectumTrille rouge
Trillium, WhiteTrillium grandiflorumTrille blanc
Trout-Lily, WhiteErythronium albidumÉrythrone blanchâtre
NTwinleafJeffersonia diphyllaJeffersonie à deux feuilles
Violet, CommonViola sororiaViolette parente
Violet, DogViola conspersaViolette décombante
Violet, Downy YellowViola pubescensViolette pubescente
Whitlow Grass *Draba vernaDrave printanière
Wild GingerAsarum canadenseAsaret du Canada
AgrimonyAgrimonia gryposepalaAigremoine à sépales crochus

Monday Wild Flower Walks

Monday - May 20 - Anita Dutka-Buchin Site
Monday - May 27 - Warren Park in Dundas

Dean walks every Friday afternoon on RBG grounds
and/or the Hamilton Waterfront Trail.
Contact him at least 24 hours in advance for meeting points and times.

Photos from Fleur-Ange Lamothe

Some other Photos from Fleur-Ange

Photos and Information from Ron Hepworth

Ron passed away on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012. Because he kept records of early and peak blooming times for nearly 30 years and then passed along his summaries to me for this site, I plan on leaving his last summary here. Below is a small sample of what the whole summary looks like:

(observed at Brantford, Ont.) FF = First Flower/Pollen 43.10'N--80.12'W PB = Peak/Mid Bloom Date ( )= Interpolated Date E = Estimated Date SPECIES OBSERVED NO. FF FF PB PB LAG YRS 2010 MEAN 2010 MEAN IN DAYS willow buds (sprout/green) 15 Mar 9 Mar 15 Mar 17 Mar 27 -8.0 (Salix alba vitellina) Euro. hazelnut (FF/Pollen) 13 Mar 19 Mar 21 Mar 21 Mar 30 -5.5 (Corylus avellana) skunk cabbage (pollen/PB) 13 (Mar 18)Mar 25(Mar 31)Apr 2 -4.5 (Symplocarpus foetidus) --------------------------------------------------------------------- The link for the rest of the records is below:

Ron's 2010 Flowering Summary

A link to a new portfolio, under construction, of flowers from Dean, Fleur-Ange and Ron is below:

Portfolio of Various Photos

Links to Wild Flower Page Home, etc.

Index & Home of the Wild Flower Page

January Blooms - Updated to January 31, 2017 February Blooms - Updated to February 28, 2017
March Blooms -Updated to March 31, 2017 April Blooms -Updated to April 30, 2016
May Blooms -Updated to May 31, 2016
June Blooms -Updated to June 30, 2016
July Blooms -Updated to July 31, 2016 August Blooms - Updated to August 31, 2016
September Blooms - Updated to Sept. 30, 2016 October Blooms - Updated to October 31, 2016
November Blooms - Updated to Nov. 30, 2016 December Blooms - Updated to Dec. 30, 2016

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