Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

October 10, 2019

Times Covered:

October 1 - 10, 2019


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


The flowering season is winding down. Me too.

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 - October 1 - 10, 2019

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
Alyssum, Hoary *Berteroa incanaBerteroa blanche
Aster, Arrow-LeavedSymphyotrichum urophyllumAster à feuilles sagittées
Aster, AzureSymphyotrichum oolentangienseAster azuré
Aster, CalicoSymphyotrichum lateriflorumAster latériflore
Aster, Flat-ToppedDoellingeria umbellataAster à ombelles
Aster, FrostSymphyotrichum pilosumAster velu
Aster, Heart-LeavedSymphyotrichum cordifoliumAster à feuilles cordées
Aster, HeathSymphyotrichum ericoidesAster éricoïde
Aster, New EnglandSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeAster de la Nouvelle-Angleterre
Aster, PanicledSymphyotrichum lanceolatumAster lancéolé
Aster, SmoothSymphyotrichum laeveAster lisse
Basil, WildClinopodium vulgareSarriette commune
Black-Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaRudbeckie hérissée
Bouncing Bet *Saponaria officinalisSaponaire officinale
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarisLinaire vulgaire
Celandine *Chelidonium majusGrande chélidoine
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
Chicory *Cichorium intybusChicorée sauvage
Clover, Red *Trifolium pratenseTrèfle rouge
Clover, White *Trifolium repensTrèfle blanc
Comfrey, Common *Symphytum officinaleConsoude officinale
Coneflower, Thin-Leaved * Rudbeckia trilobaRudbeckie
Cudweed, FragrantPseudognaphalium obtusifoliumGnaphale à feuilles obtuses
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
Evening Primrose, CommonOenothera biennisOnagre bisannuelle
Feverfew *Tanacetum partheniumGrande camomille
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusVergerette annuelle
Fleabane, Lesser DaisyErigeron strigosusVergette rude
Galinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiataGalinsoga cilié
Goldenrod, Blue-StemmedSolidago caesiaVerge d'or bleuâtre
Goldenrod, CanadaSolidago canadensisVerge d`or du Canada
Goldenrod, HairySolidago hispidaVerge d`or hispide
Goldenrod, TallSolidago altissimaVerge d`or haute
Goldenrod, ZigzagSolidago flexicaulisVerge d'or zigzag
Groundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisSéneçon vulgaire
Heal-AllPrunella vulgarisPrunelle vulgaire
Henbit *Lamium amplexicauleLamier amplexicaule
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumGéranium de Robert
HorseweedConyza canadensisVergerette du Canada
Jimsonweed *Datura stramoniumStramoine commune
Knapweed, Brown *Centaurea jaceaCentaurée jacée
Knotgrass, Common *Polygonum aviculareRenouée des oiseaux
Lettuce, WildLactuca canadensisLaitue du Canada
Lobelia, GreatLobelia siphiliticaLobélie des marais bleu
Mallow, Indian *Abutilon theophrastiAbutilon à pétales jaunes
Mayweed *Anthemis cotulaCamomille puante
Obedient PlantPhysostegia virginianaPhysostégie à fleurs roses
Pea, Everlasting *Lathyrus latifoliusGesse à feuilles larges
Phlox, Garden *Phlox paniculataPhlox paniculé
PokeweedPhytolacca americanaPhytolaque d'Amérique
Queen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotaCarotte sauvage
Shepherd's Purse *Capsella bursa-pastorisBourse-à-pasteur
Smartweed, WaterPersicaria amphibiaRenouée amphibie
Snakeroot, WhiteAgeratina altissimaEupatoire rugueuse
Sow Thistle, Common *Sonchus oleraceusLaiteron potager
Sow Thistle, Field *Sonchus arvensisLaiteron des champs
Spurge, Petty *Euphorbia peplusEuphorbe des jardins
Sunflower, Common *Helianthus annuusTournesol
Tansey *Tanacetum vulgareTanaisie vulgaire
Wallrocket *Diplotaxis muralisDiplotaxis des murs
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaOxalide d'Europe
Yarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumAchillée millefeuille

Monday Wild Flower Walks.

MONDAY wild flower walks are over for the year.

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.

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

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