Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

December 6, 2020

Times Covered:

November 8 - 30, 2020 & December 1 - 6, 2020


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


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

Just a quick note re December as we are already into it. The only flowers still blooming in the last few December days are on the Hairy Bittercress and one or two flowers on our Witch Hazel shrub. I will attempt to put up another note before the end of the year but do not expect to see much of anything here. Usual December flowers were in Hamilton on RBG Properties or on the Waterfront Trail and I have not been to either place since last March.

Wild & Naturalized Flowers Blooming
November 1 - 8, 2020

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
Aster, FrostSymphyotrichum pilosumaster poilu
Aster, Heart-LeavedSymphyotrichum cordifoliumaster à feuilles cordées
Aster, SmoothSymphyotrichum laeveaster lisse
Bittercress, Hairy *Cardamine hirsuta cardamine hérissée
Black-Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtarudbeckie hérissée
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarislinaire vulgaire
Buttercup, Tall *Ranuculus acrisrenoncule âcre
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediastellaire moyenne
Clover, Red *Trifolium pratensetrèfle rouge
Daisy, Oxeye *Leucanthemum vulgaremarguerite blanche
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalepissenlit officinal
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusvergerette annuelle
Goldenrod, TallSolidago altissimaverge d`or haute
Goldenrod, ZigzagSolidago flexicaulisverge d'or zigzag
Groundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisséne├žon vulgaire
Motherwort *Leonurus cardiacaagripaume cardiaque
Spurge, Petty *Euphorbia pepluseuphorbe des jardins
Witch-hazel, AmericanHamamelis virginianahamamélis de Virginie

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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