Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

June 15, 2017

Time Covered:

June 1 - 15, 2017


RBG Rose Garden, Hendrie Valley, Arboretum, Rock Chapel;
Webster Falls Area, Brantford Waterfront Trail,
and a property just west of the Hamilton border


Thanks to the wild flower group for giving me the names of flower species seen on Monday, June 5 and for helping me find flowers on Monday, June 12.

There were 96 species found in bloom during the first 15 days of June. Of those, 57 were new for the season.

Wild and Naturalized Flowers Blooming

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
NAnemone, CanadaAnemone canadensisAnémone du Canada
NAsparagus *Asparagus officinalisAsperge
NAvens, WhiteGeum canadenseBenoîte du Canada
NAvens, Wood *Geum urbanumBenoîte commune
NBeardtongue, HairyPenstemon hirsutusPenstémon hirsute
NBedstraw, NorthernGalium borealeGaillet boréal
NBindweed, Field *Convolvulus arvensisLiseron des champs
NBlackberry, Common (S)Rubus allegheniensisRonce alléghanienne
NBuckthorn, Common * (T)Rhamnus catharticaNerprun cathartique
NButter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarisLinaire vulgaire
Buttercup, Tall *Ranuculus acrisRenoncule âcre
NCampion, Bladder *Silene vulgarisSilène enflé
Campion, White *Silene latifoliaSilène à larges feuilles
NCarrion Flower, HerbaceousSmilax herbaceaSmilax herbacé
Celandine *Chelidonium majusGrande chélidoine
NCharlock *Sinapis arvensisMoutarde des champs
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *Cerastium fontanumCéraiste vulgaire
Cinquefoil, CommonPotentilla simplexPotentille simple
CleaversGalium aparineGaillet gratteron
NClover, Alsike *Trifolium hybridum ssp.elegansTrèfle alsike
NClover, Red *Trifolium pratenseTrèfle rouge
Clover, White *Trifolium repensTrèfle blanc
NClover, Yellow Sweet *Melilotus officinalisMélilot officinal
Columbine, WildAquilegia canadensisAncolie du Canada
NComfrey, Common *Symphytum officinaleConsoude officinale
NCranberry, Highbush (S)Viburnum trilobumViorne trilobée
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, Broad-Leaved *Rumex obtusifoliusOseille à feuilles obtuses
NDock, Curled *Rumex crispusPatience crépue
NDogwood, Gray (S)Cornus racemosaCornouiller à grappes
Fleabane, CommonErigeron philadelphicusVergerette de Philadelphie
NFleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusVergerette annuelle
NFlixweed *Descurainia sophiaSagesse-des-chirurgiens
Foamflower, Heart-leavedTiarella cordifoliaTiarelle cordifoliée
NGalinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiataGalinsoga cilié
Geranium, WildGeranium maculatumGéranium maculé
Goatsbeard, Meadow *Tragopogon pratensisSalsifis des prés
Goatsbeard, Yellow *Tragopogon dubiusSalsifis jaune
NGoutweed *Aegopodium podagrariaEgopode podagraire
NGrape, Riverbank Vitis ripariaVigne des rivages
Ground Ivy *Glechoma hederaceaLierre terrestre
Groundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisSéneçon vulgaire
NHawkweed, Field *Hieracium caespitosumÉpervière des prÉs
NHawkweed, Orange *Hieracium aurantiacumÉpervière orangÉe
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumGéranium de Robert
NHonewortCryptotaenia canadensisCryptoténie du Canada
Honeysuckle, Amur * (S)Lonicera maackiiChèvrefeuille de maack
NIvy, PoisonToxicodendron radicansHerbe à la puce
Johnny Jump-Up *Viola tricolorViolette tricolore
Lady's Slipper,Smaller YellowCypripedium parviflorumCypripède pubescent
NLily, BullheadNuphar variegatumGrand nénuphar jaune
Mallow, Common *Malva neglectaMauve négligée
Medick, Black *Medicago lupulinaLuzerne lupuline
NMustard, Field *Brassica rapaMoutarde des oiseaux
Mustard, Garlic *Alliaria petiolataAlliaire officinale
NMustard, Wormseed *Erysimum cheiranthoidesVélar fausse giroflée
NNightshade, Bittersweet *Solanum dulcamaraMorelle douce-amère
NOlive, Autumn *Elaeagnus umbellataOlivier d’automne
NOrchard Grass * (G)Dactylis glomerataDactyle pelotonné
NParsnip, CowHeracleum maximumBerce laineuse
Peppergrass, Field *Lepidium campestreLépidie des champs
Periwinkle *Vinca minorPetite pervenche
NPhlox, Wild BluePhlox divaricataPhlox divariqué
Pimpernel, YellowTaenidia integerrimaTénidia à feuilles entières
Pineapple Weed *Matricaria discoideaMatricaire odorante
NPink, Deptford *Dianthus armeriaOeillet arméria
NPlantain, Red-StemmedPlantago rugeliiPlantain de rugel
NRaspberry, Black (S)Rubus occidetalisFramboisier noir
Rocket, Dame's *Hesperis matronalisJulienne des dames
Rocket, Yellow *Barbarea vulgarisBarbarée vulgaire
NRose, Multiflora * (S)Rosa multifloraRosier multiflora
NRose, Smooth (S)Rosa blandaRosier inerme
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
NSolomon's Seal, FalseMaianthemum racemosumSmilacine à grappes
Solomon's Seal, Star-Flowered FalseMaianthemum stellatumSmilacine étoilée
NSpeedwell, Common *Veronica officialisVéronique officinale
NSpeedwell, Corn *Veronica arvensisVéronique des champs
NStitchwort, Lesser *Stellaria gramineaStellaire graminée
Storksbill *Erodium cicutariumÉrodium cicutaire
Strawberry, WoodlandFragaria vescaFraisier américain
NSwallowwort *Cynanchum rossicum Cynanche
NTrefoil, Birdsfoot *Lotus corniculatusLotier corniculé
NTulip Tree (T)Liriodendron tulipiferaTulipier de virginie
NVetch, Cow * Vicia craccaVesce jargeau
NVetch, Hairy * Vicia villosaVesce velue
NViburnum, Maple-LeavedViburnum acerifoliumViorne acérifoliée
Violet, CanadaViola canadensisViolette du Canada
NWaterleaf, VirginiaHydrophyllum virginianumHydrophylle de Virginie
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaOxalide d'Europe
NYarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumAchillée millefeuille

Monday Wild Flower Walks

The Monday evening walks are happening.
For meeting times and maps to locations contact Dean.

Monday, June 12 - Webster Falls Area

Monday, June 19 - RBG Berry Tract

Dean also 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

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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