Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

May 18, 2020

Times Covered:

May 8 - 14, 2020


A property just west of the Hamilton border,
road edges within 5 k of that property,
and some neighbourhood ravines.


The flower lists will be very limited for awhile. I am staying on our property except for walks and runs on our very local roads.

Wild & Naturalized Flowers Blooming
May 8 - 14, 2020

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
Bittercress, Hairy *Cardamine hirsuta cardamine hérissée
NCelandine *Chelidonium majusgrande chélidoine
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediastellaire moyenne
Coltsfoot *Tussilago farfaraTussilage pas d'âne
Current, European Red (S)Ribes rubrumGadellier rouge
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalepissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Marsh *Taraxacum palustrePissenlit palustre
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumpissenlit à graines rouges
Dead-Nettle, Purple *Lamium purpureumlamier pourpre
Forget-Me-Not, True *Myosotis scorpioidesmyosotis scorpioïde
NGooseberry, Eastern PricklyRibes cynosbatiGroseiller des chiens
Ground Ivy *Glechoma hederacealierre terrestre
Hepatica, Sharp-LobedHepatica acutilobaHépatique à lobes aigus
Hyacinth, Grape *Muscari botryoidesMuscari botryde
NJack-In-The-PulpitArisaema triphyllumPetit-prêcheur
Maple, Sugar (T)Acer saccharumÉrable à sucre
Meadow-Rue, EarlyThalictrum dioicumPigamon dioïque
Mustard, Garlic *Alliaria petiolataalliaire officinale
Periwinkle *Vinca minorpetite pervenche
Pussytoes, SmallerAntennaria howelliiAntennaire de Howell
Rocket, Yellow *Barbarea vulgarisbarbarée vulgaire
Scilla * Scilla sibericaScille de Sibérie
Shadbush, Common (T)Amelanchier arboreaAmélanchier arborescent
NShadbush, Smooth (T)Amelanchier laevisAmélanchier glabre
Spicebush (S)Lindera benzoinLaurier benzoin
Spring Beauty, Narrow-leavedClaytonia virginicaClaytonie de Virginie
Strawberry, BarrenGeum fragarioidesWaldsteinia faux-fraisier
Strawberry, FieldFragaria virginianafraisier de virginie
NStrawberry, WoodlandFragaria vescaFraisier américain
Trillium, RedTrillium erectumTrille rouge
Trillium, WhiteTrillium grandiflorumTrille blanc
Trout-Lily, WhiteErythronium albidumÉrythrone blanchâtre
Violet, CommonViola sororiaviolette parente
Violet, DogViola conspersaViolette décombante
Violet, Downy YellowViola pubescensViolette pubescente
Violet, Leconte'sViola affinisViolette affine
Violet, Sweet WhiteViola blandaViolette odorante?
Wild GingerAsarum canadenseAsaret du Canada

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 very slow 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, 2020 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. 1, 2019 December Blooms - Updated to Dec. 30, 2016

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