Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

June 20, 2019

Times Covered:

June 8 - 18, 2019


RBG Rose Garden edges, Hendrie Valley; Arboretum;
Brantford Trails;Rail Trail near #52;
and a property just west of the Hamilton border


104 species were found in bloom during the period. 45 were new for the year. One was new to me and found only a few kilimetres from home on the very edge of Hamilton City Limits. It was the European Wallflower also known as Tall Wormseed Mustard. There was only one specimin in the RBG Herbarium and it was collected from Thunder Bay back in 1980.

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 - June 8 - 18, 2019

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
Alexanders, GoldenZizia aureaZizia doré
Anemone, CanadaAnemonastrum canadenseAnémone du Canada
AniserootOsmorhiza longistylisOsmorhize à long style
NAvens, Wood *Geum urbanumBenoîte commune
Baneberry, WhiteActaea pachypodaActée à gros pédicelles
NBeardtongue, HairyPenstemon hirsutusPenstémon hirsute
NBlackberry, Common (S)Rubus allegheniensisRonce alléghanienne
Blue-Eyed Grass, CommonSisyrinchium montanumBermudienne montagnarde
Blueberry, Early LowVaccinium angustifoliumAirelle à feuilles étroites
NBuckthorn, Common * (T)Rhamnus catharticaNerprun cathartique
NBugloss, Viper's *Echium vulgareVipérine commune
Buttercup, KidneyleafRanunculus abortivusRenoncule abortive
Buttercup, SwampRanunculus hispidus var. caricetorumRenoncule des cariçaies
Buttercup, Tall *Ranuculus acrisRenoncule âcre
NCampion, Bladder *Silene vulgarisSilène enflé
Campion, White *Silene latifoliaSilène à larges feuilles
NCarrion Flower, CommonSmilax lasioneuraSmilax à nervures pubescentes
NCarrion Flower, HerbaceousSmilax herbaceaSmilax herbacé
Celandine *Chelidonium majusGrande chélidoine
NCherry, Black (T)Prunus serotinaCerisier tardif
Cherry, Choke (S)Prunus virginianaCerisier à grappes
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *Cerastium fontanumCéraiste vulgaire
Cicely, SweetOsmorhiza claytoniOsmorhize de clayton
Cinquefoil, CommonPotentilla simplexPotentille simple
CleaversGalium aparineGaillet gratteron
NClover, Red *Trifolium pratenseTrèfle rouge
Clover, White *Trifolium repensTrèfle blanc
NColumbine, Garden *Aquilegia vulgarisAncolie
Columbine, WildAquilegia canadensisAncolie du Canada
Cranberry, Highbush (S)Viburnum trilobumViorne trilobée
NCrowfoot, Bristly *Ranunculus pensylvanicusRenoncule de Pennsylvanie
NCrowfoot, CursedRanunculus sceleratusRenoncule scélérate
Crowfoot, Hooked Ranunculus recurvatusRenoncule à bec recourbé
NDaisy, Oxeye *Leucanthemum vulgareMarguerite blanche
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
Dead-Nettle, Purple *Lamium purpureumLamier pourpre
NDock, Curled *Rumex crispusPatience crépue
NDogwood, Alterate-Leaved (T)Cornus alternifoliaCornouiller à feuilles alternes
Dogwood, Red-Osier (S)Cornus stoloniferaCornouiller stolonifère
Fleabane, CommonErigeron philadelphicusVergerette de Philadelphie
Forget-Me-Not, True *Myosotis scorpioidesMyosotis scorpioïde
Geranium, WildGeranium maculatumGéranium maculé
Goatsbeard, Meadow *Tragopogon pratensisSalsifis des prés
Goatsbeard, Yellow *Tragopogon dubiusSalsifis Majeur
NGrape, Riverbank Vitis ripariaVigne des rivages
NGreenbriar, Bristly (V)Smilax tamnoidesSmilax hispide
Ground Ivy *Glechoma hederaceaLierre terrestre
NHawkweed, Field *Hieracium caespitosumÉpervière des prÉs
NHawkweed, Orange *Hieracium aurantiacumÉpervière orangÉe
NHedge-Parsley, Upright *Torilis japonicaTorilis anthrisque
Henbit *Lamium amplexicauleLamier amplexicaule
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumGéranium de Robert
NHonewortCryptotaenia canadensisCryptoténie du Canada
NHoneysuckle, Amur * (S)Lonicera maackiiChèvrefeuille de maack
NHoneysuckle, HairyLonicera hirsutaChèvrefeuille hirsute
Honeysuckle, Tartarian * (S)Lonicera tataricaChèvrefeuille de tartarie
NIris, Yellow *Iris pseudacorusIris des marais
Lady's Slipper,Smaller YellowCypripedium parviflorumCypripède pubescent
NLily, BullheadNuphar variegatumGrand nénuphar jaune
NLocust, Black * (T)Robinia pseudoacaciaRobinier faux-acacia
Mayapple Podophyllum peltatumPodophylle pelté
Medick, Black *Medicago lupulinaLuzerne lupuline
Mustard, Garlic *Alliaria petiolataAlliaire officinale
NNettle, TallUrtica dioica ssp.gracilisOrtie dioïque d'Europe
NNightshade, Bittersweet *Solanum dulcamaraMorelle douce-amère
Olive, Autumn *Elaeagnus umbellataOlivier d’automne
NOrchard Grass * (G)Dactylis glomerataDactyle pelotonné
NParsnip, CowHeracleum maximumBerce laineuse
Pawpaw (T)Asimina trilobaAsiminier trilobé
NPennycress, Field *Thlaspi arvenseTabouret des champs
Peppergrass, WildLepidium virginicumLépidie de Virginie
Periwinkle *Vinca minorPetite pervenche
Phlox, Wild BluePhlox divaricataPhlox divariqué
Pimpernel, YellowTaenidia integerrimaTénidia à feuilles entières
NPlantain, English *Plantago lanceolataPlantain lancéolé
Plantain, Robin'sErigeron pulchellusVergerette délicate
Pussytoes, Parlin'sAntennaria parliniiAntennaire de Parlin
Raspberry, Black (S)Rubus occidetalisFramboisier noir
Redbud (T)Cercis canadensisGainier rouge
Rocket, Dame's *Hesperis matronalisJulienne des dames
NRose, Multiflora * (S)Rosa multifloraRosier multiflora
NRose, Rugosa *Rosa rugosaRosier rugueux
NSandwort, Thyme-Leaved *Arenaria serpyllifoliaSabline à feuilles de serpolet
Scorpion-Grass, Blue *Myosotis strictaMyosotis à tiges dressées
Shepherd's Purse *Capsella bursa-pastorisBourse-à-pasteur
NSilverweedArgentia anserinaPotentille ansérine
Solomon's Seal, FalseMaianthemum racemosumSmilacine à grappes
NSpeedwell, Common *Veronica officialisVéronique officinale
Speedwell, Corn *Veronica arvensisVéronique des champs
Speedwell, Thyme-Leaved *Veronica serpyllifoliaVéronique à feuilles de serpolet
Spiderwort *Tradescantia virginianaTradescantie de Virginie
NStitchwort, Lesser *Stellaria gramineaStellaire graminée
Strawberry, FieldFragaria virginianaFraisier de Virginie
Strawberry, WoodlandFragaria vescaFraisier américain
NVetch, Cow * Vicia craccaVesce jargeau
NVetch, Hairy * Vicia villosaVesce velue
NViburnum, SweetViburnum lentagoViorne lentago
Violet, CommonViola sororiaViolette parente
NWallflower, European *Erysimum hieraciifoliumVélar à Feuilles d'Épervière
NWaterleaf, VirginiaHydrophyllum virginianumHydrophylle de Virginie
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaOxalide d'Europe
NYarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumAchillée millefeuille

NOTE: Changing to EVERY OTHER Monday Wild Flower Walks in July

Monday - June 24 - Berry Tract
Monday - July 1 - Scenic Drive

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 May 31, 2019
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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