Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

August 17, 2017

Time Covered:

August 11 - 17, 2017

Locations:

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

Comments:

With help from others, I saw 161 wild flowers in bloom this past week. Of that group, 19 were new.

There were a couple of special flowers this past week. The Pinesap is seldom seen by me. The last time was in 2013 and I had only seen it during two other years before that.

The Virginia Mountain Mint appeared in our east meadow and took me a few days to identify. I assume that it arrived with some wild flower seeds that I put out a couple of years ago. There are two plants that I found but hope there are more out there hiding among the goldenrods.

The Flower-of-an-Hour has been blooming, as there are several seedpods on the plants, but today was the first time I actually saw the flower. I guess I have been there at the wrong hours until today.

Wild and Naturalized Flowers Blooming

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
AgrimonyAgrimonia gryposepalaAigremoine à sépales crochus
Alfalfa *Medicago sativaLuzerne cultivée
Alyssum, Hoary *Berteroa incanaBerteroa blanche
NAster, Arrow-LeavedSymphyotrichum urophyllumAster à feuilles sagittées
Aster, Flat-ToppedDoellingeria umbellataAster à ombelles
Aster, Large-LeavedEurybia macrophyllaAster à grandes feuilles
Aster, New EnglandSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeAster de la Nouvelle-Angleterre
Aster, SmoothSymphyotrichum laeveAster lisse
Avens, Catling's *Geum x catlingii Benoîte de Catling
Avens, WhiteGeum canadenseBenoîte du Canada
Avens, Wood *Geum urbanumBenoîte commune
Basil, WildClinopodium vulgareSarriette commune
NBellflower, TallCampanula americanaCampanule d'Amérique
Bergamot, WildMonarda fistulosaMonarde fistuleuse
Bindweed, Field *Convolvulus arvensisLiseron des champs
Black-Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaRudbeckie hérissée
Bladderwort, CommonUtricularia vulgarisUtriculaire vulgaire
BonesetEupatorium perfoliatumEupatoire perfoliée
Bouncing Bet *Saponaria officinalisSaponaire officinale
Bugloss, Viper's *Echium vulgareVipérine commune
NBur Cucumber, One-SeededSicyos angulatusSicyos anguleux
Burdock, Great *Arctium lappaGrande bardane
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarisLinaire vulgaire
Buttercup, Tall *Ranuculus acrisRenoncule âcre
Campion, White *Silene latifoliaSilène à larges feuilles
Catnip *Nepeta catariaHerbe à chat
Celandine *Chelidonium majusGrande chélidoine
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *Cerastium fontanumCéraiste vulgaire
Chicory *Cichorium intybusChicorée sauvage
Cinquefoil, DwarfPotentilla canadensisPotentille du Canada
Cinquefoil, Rough-Fruited *Potentilla rectaPotentille dressée
ClearweedPilea pumilaPiléa nain ou petite ortie
Clover, Alsike *Trifolium hybridum ssp.elegansTrèfle alsike
Clover, Red *Trifolium pratenseTrèfle rouge
Clover, White *Trifolium repensTrèfle blanc
Clover, White Sweet *Melilotus albaMélilot blanc
Coneflower, Gray-HeadedRatibida pinnataRudbeckie pennée
Coneflower, Purple *Echinacea purpureaEchinacée pourpre
Coneflower, TallRudbeckia laciniataRudbeckie lacinée
Coneflower, Thin-Leaved * Rudbeckia trilobaRudbeckie
Coreopsis, TallCoreopsis tripterisCoréopsis Trifoliolé
Crown-vetch, Purple *Securigera variaCoronille bigarrée
Cucumber, WildEchinocystis lobataÉchinocystis lobé
Cup PlantSilphium perfoliatumSilphe perfolié
Daisy, Oxeye *Leucanthemum vulgareMarguerite blanche
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
Dock, PrairieSilphium terebinthinaceumSilphe térébenthine
NDodder, CommonCuscuta gronoviiCuscute de Gronovius
Dogbane, SpreadingApocynum androsaemifoliumApocyne à feuilles d'Androsème
Dogwood, Red-OsierCornus stoloniferaCornouiller stolonifère
Elecampane *Inula heleniumInule aulnée
Evening Primrose, CommonOenothera biennisOnagre bisannuelle
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusVergerette annuelle
Fleabane, Lesser DaisyErigeron strigosusVergette rude
NFlower-Of-An-Hour *Hibiscus trionumKetmie trilobée
Galinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiataGalinsoga cilié
Globe-thistle, Great *Echinops sphaerocephalusOursin à têtes rondes
Goatsbeard, Yellow *Tragopogon dubiusSalsifis jaune
Goldenrod, Blue-StemmedSolidago caesiaVerge d'or bleuâtre
Goldenrod, EarlySolidago junceaVerge d`or jonciforme
NGoldenrod, Lance-LeavedEuthamia graminifoliaVerge d`or à feuilles de graminée
Goldenrod, LateSolidago giganteaVerge d'or géante
NGoldenrod, TallSolidago altissimaVerge d`or haute
Goldenrod, ZigzagSolidago flexicaulisVerge d'or zigzag
Ground Cherry, ClammyPhysalis heterophyllaCoqueret hétérophylle
Groundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisSéneçon vulgaire
HarebellCampanula rotundifoliaCampanule à feuilles rondes
Hawkweed, Orange *Hieracium aurantiacumÉpervière orangÉe
Heal-AllPrunella vulgarisPrunelle vulgaire
Hedge Nettle, RoughStachys tenuifoliaÉpiaire à feuilles minces
Hedge-Parsley, Upright *Torilis japonicaTorilis anthrisque
Hemlock, Poison *Conium maculatumCiguë maculée
Nettle, Hemp *Galeopsis tetrahitGaléopside à tige carrée
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumGéranium de Robert
Hog PeanutAmphicarpa bracteataAmphicarpe bractéolée
NHorehound, WaterLycopus americanusLycope d'Amérique
Horse BalmCollinsonia canadensisCollinsonie du Canada
HorseweedConyza canadensisVergerette du Canada
Hyssop, Yellow Giant Agastache nepetoides Agastache faux-népéta
Indian-PipeMonotropa unifloraMonotrope uniflore
Joe Pye Weed, SpottedEutrochium maculatumEupatoire maculée
NKnapweed, Brown *Centaurea jaceaCentaurée jacée
Knapweed, Spotted *Centaurea maculosaCentaurée maculée
Knotgrass, Common *Polygonum aviculareRenouée des oiseaux
Knotweed, VirginiaPolygonum virginianumRenouée de virginie
Lady's Thumb *Polygonum persicariaRenouée persicaire
NLeafcup, Small-FloweredPolymnia canadensisPolymnie du Canada
NLemon-balmMelissa officinalisMélisse officinale
NLive-Forever *Hylotelephium telephiumOrpin pourpre
Lobelia, GreatLobelia siphiliticaLobélie des marais bleu
Loosestrife, FringedLysimachia ciliataLysimaque ciliée
Loosestrife, Purple *Lythrum salicariaLythrum salicaire
LopseedPhryma leptostachyaPhryma à épis grêles
Mallow, Common *Malva neglectaMauve négligée
NMayweed *Anthemis cotulaCamomille puante
Medick, Black *Medicago lupulinaLuzerne lupuline
Milkweed, SwampAsclepias incarnataAsclépiade incarnate
Motherwort *Leonurus cardiacaAgripaume cardiaque
NMountain Mint, VirginiaPycnanthemum virginianumPycnanthème de Virginie
Mullein, Common *Verbascum thapsusMoléne vulgaire
Mullein, Moth *Verbascum blattariaMolène blattaire
Mustard, Wormseed *Erysimum cheiranthoidesVélar fausse giroflée
Nettle, TallUrtica dioica ssp.gracilisOrtie dioïque d'Europe
Nightshade, Bittersweet *Solanum dulcamaraMorelle douce-amère
Nightshade, Enchanter'sCircaea canadensis ssp.canadensisCircée du Canada
Nipplewort *Lapsana communisLapsane commune
Obedient PlantPhysostegia virginianaPhysostégie à fleurs roses
NOrachAtriplex patulaArroche étalée
Outhouse PlantRudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia'Rudbeckie laciniée 'Hortensia'
Pennycress, Field *Thlaspi arvenseTabouret des champs
PickerelweedPontederia cordataPontédérie cordée
NPilewortErechtites hieraciifoliusÉrechitite à feuilles d'Épervière
NPinesapMonotropa hypopithysMonotrope du Pin
Pink, Deptford *Dianthus armeriaOeillet arméria
NPlantain, Common *Plantago majorPlantain majeur
Plantain, English *Plantago lanceolataPlantain lancéolé
Plantain, Red-StemmedPlantago rugeliiPlantain de rugel
PokeweedPhytolacca americanaPhytolaque d'Amérique
Queen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotaCarotte sauvage
Raspberry, Purple-FloweringRubus odoratusRonce odorante
Saint Johnswort, Common *Hypericum perforatumMillepertuis perforé
Saint Johnswort, SpottedHypericum punctatumMillepertuis ponctué
Sandwort, Thyme-Leaved *Arenaria serpyllifoliaSabline à feuilles de serpolet
Scorpion-Grass, Blue *Myosotis strictaMyosotis à tiges dressées
Shepherd's Purse *Capsella bursa-pastorisBourse-à-pasteur
Smartweed, NoddingPolygonum lapathifoliumPersicaire pâle
Smartweed, WaterPolygonum amphibiumRenouée amphibie
Snakeroot, WhiteAgeratina altissimaEupatoire rugueuse
Sow Thistle, Common *Sonchus oleraceusLaiteron potager
Sow Thistle, Field *Sonchus arvensisLaiteron des champs
Sow Thistle, Spiny-Leaved *Sonchus asperLaiteron rude
Stickseed, VirginiaHackelia virginianaHackélia de virginie
Stitchwort, Lesser *Stellaria gramineaStellaire graminée
Sunflower, Common *Helianthus annuusTournesol
NSunflower, Pale LeavedHelianthus strumosusHélianthe scrofuleux
Sunflower, WoodlandHelianthus divaricatusHélianthe à feuilles étalées
Swallowwort *Cynanchum rossicum Cynanche
Swallowwort, Black *Cynanchum nigrumCynanche noir
Tansey *Tanacetum vulgareTanaisie vulgaire
Teasel *Dipsacus fullonumCardère des bois
ThimbleweedAnemone virginianaAnémone de Virginie
Thistle, Bull *Cirsium vulgareChardon vulgaire
Thistle, Canada *Cirsium arvenseChardon des champs
Tick-Trefoil, Pointed-LeavedDesmodium glutinosumDesmodie glutineuse
Tick-Trefoil, ShowyDesmodium canadenseDesmodie du Canada
Touch-Me-Not, PaleImpatiens pallidaImpatiente pâle
Touch-Me-Not, SpottedImpatiens capensisImpatiente biflore
Trefoil, Birdsfoot *Lotus corniculatusLotier corniculé
Trumpet CreeperCampsis radicansJasmine de Virginie
Vervain, WhiteVerbena urticifoliaVerveine à feuilles d`ortie
Vetch, Cow * Vicia craccaVesce jargeau
Virgin's BowerClematis virginianaClématite de virginie
Wall-Rocket, Narrow-Leaved * Diplotaxis tenuifoliaDiplotaxis à feuilles ténues
Water Lily, Sweet ScentedNymphaea odorataLe Lis d'eau
Willow Herb, Sparse-Flowered *Epilobium parviflorumÉpilobe à petites fleurs
Wood Sorrel, CreepingOxalis corniculataOxalide cornue
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaOxalide d'Europe
Yarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumAchillée millefeuille


Monday Wild Flower Walks


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

Monday, August 21 - Dutka-Buchin Nature Sanctuary

Monday, August 28 - Butterfly Garden in Dundas

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:

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ANNUAL FLOWERING RECORDS FOR YEAR 2010 LEGEND
(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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