Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Time Covered:

November 1-7


RBG Rose Garden edges, Hendrie Valley;
Part of Paris to Cambridge Rail trail;
and a property just west of the Hamilton border


I ran another half marathon on the weekend so missed some of my regular Friday walks.

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 - November 1 - 7, 2019

* = Not native to our area)

English Name Latin Name French Name
Aster, PanicledSymphyotrichum lanceolatumaster lancéolé
Aster, White WoodEurybia divaricataaster à rameaux étalés
Bouncing Bet *Saponaria officinalissaponaire officinale
Bugloss, Viper's *Echium vulgarevipérine commune
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarislinaire vulgaire
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediastellaire moyenne
Chicory *Cichorium intybuschicorée sauvage
Clover, Alsike *Trifolium hybridum ssp.eleganstrèfle alsike
Clover, Red *Trifolium pratensetrèfle rouge
Clover, White Sweet *Melilotus albamélilot blanc
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalepissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumpissenlit à graines rouges
Feverfew *Tanacetum partheniumgrande camomille
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusvergerette annuelle
Galinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiatagalinsoga cilié
Goatsbeard, Yellow *Tragopogon dubiussalsifis majeur
Goldenrod, CanadaSolidago canadensisverge d`or du Canada
Goldenrod, TallSolidago altissimaverge d`or haute
Goldenrod, ZigzagSolidago flexicaulisverge d'or zigzag
Henbit *Lamium amplexicaulelamier amplexicaule
Knapweed, Brown *Centaurea jaceacentaurée jacée
Knapweed, Spotted *Centaurea maculosacentaurée maculée
Mayweed *Anthemis cotulacamomille puante
Mullein, Common *Verbascum thapsusmoléne vulgaire
Pineapple Weed *Matricaria discoideamatricaire odorante
Queen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotacarotte sauvage
Sow Thistle, Common *Sonchus oleraceuslaiteron potager
Sow Thistle, Field *Sonchus arvensislaiteron des champs
Spurge, Petty *Euphorbia pepluseuphorbe des jardins
Strawberry, FieldFragaria virginianafraisier de virginie
Tansey *Tanacetum vulgaretanaisie vulgaire
Trefoil, Birdsfoot *Lotus corniculatuslotier corniculé
Witch-hazel, AmericanHamamelis virginianahamamélis de virginie

I am retiring from leading the Monday Wild Flower Walks.

For a variety of reasons, I have decided after 38 season to stop leading wild flower walks.

Thanks to everyone over the years that have come out to both learn and to share observations and knowledge.

I will continue to update this webpage with my observations but will probably not do it as often as I have done in former years. (Already this past season I have let weeks pass by without updates.)

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

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