Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

January 12, 2018

Times Covered:

January 1 - 12, 2019

Locations:

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



Comments:

Due to holidays and weather, I did not get to Hamilton during the last two weeks of December. Due to procrastination, I have not updated this web page for the first days of January. There have been a few wild and cultivated flowers in bloom at the RBG. Most of them were "weeds" on the edges of the cultivated flower beds in the Rose Garden. There were no blooms in the Hendrie Valley nor the Arboretum except for the cultiated Witch Hazels. I have walked the Waterfront Trail starting at Princess Point twice in January but have seen no flowers this year as compared to years in the past.

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 & Cultivated Flowers Blooming - January 1 - 12, 2019

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
NBittercress, Hairy *Cardamine hirsuta Cardamine hérissée
NChickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
NDandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
NGroundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisSéneçon vulgaire
NWhitlow Grass *Draba vernaDrave printanière
Cultivated Flowers Blooming
NWitch Hazel, 'Westerstede'*Hamamelis x intermedia 'Westerstede'Noisetier de sorcière 'Westerstede'
NWitch Hazel, 'Winter Dawn'*Hamamelis x intermedia 'Winter Dawn'Noisetier de sorcière 'Winter Dawn'


Monday Wild Flower Walks

Monday walks are over until next spring.

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.


There will be a Winter Walk on Sunday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m. meeting at the parking circle at the RBG Arboretum to look at flower remnants.

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


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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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