Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

April 16, 2019

Times Covered:

April 1 - 15, 2019


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


Are you enjoying our April weather? I never know what to expect when I go out. April flower are a bit slower than usual.

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 - March 25 - 31, 2019

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name

Wild & Naturalized Flowers Blooming

Alder, European * (Tree)Alnus glutinosaAulne glutineux
Bittercress, Hairy *Cardamine hirsuta Cardamine hérissée
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
Hazel, American (Shrub)Corylus americanaNoisetier d'Amérique
Hazel, Beaked (Shrub)Corylus cornutaNoisetier à long bec
NMaple, Silver (T)Acer saccharinumÉrable argenté
NScilla * Scilla sibericaScille de Sibérie
Skunk CabbageSymplocarpus foetidusSymplocarpe fétide

Cultivated Flowers Blooming

Hazelnut, Turkish *Corylus colurnaNoisetier de Byzance
Iris, Netted *Iris reticulataIris réticulé
NScilla * (White)Scilla mischtshenkoanaScille
Snowdrops *Galanthus nivalisPerce-neige
Winter Aconite *Eranthus hyemalisAconit d'hiver
NWitch Hazel, 'Arnold's Promice' *Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold's Promise'Noisetier de sorcière 'Arnold's Promice'
Witch Hazel, 'Barmstedt Gold'*Hamamelis x intermedia 'Barmstedt Gold'Hamamélis 'Barmstedt Gold'
Witch Hazel, 'Brandis' *Hamamelis × intermedia 'Brandis' Noisetier de sorcière 'Brandis'
Witch Hazel, 'Heinrich Bruns'*Hamamelis x intermedia 'Heinrich Bruns'Hamamélis 'Heinrich Brunss'
Witch Hazel, 'Jelena' *Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'Noisetier de sorcière 'Jelena'
Witch Hazel, 'Primavera' *Hamamelis x intermedia 'Primarvera'Hamamelis intermédiaire'Primarva'
Witch Hazel, 'Rochester'*Hamamelis 'Rochester'Hamamélis 'Rochester'
Witch Hazel, 'Ruby Glow' *Hamamelis x intermedia 'Ruby Glow'Noisetier de sorcière 'Ruby Glow'
Witch Hazel, Chinese *Hamamelis 'Brevipetala'Hamamélis de chine 'Brevipetala'
Witch Hazel, Chinese 'Wisley Supreme'*Hamamelis mollis 'Wisley Supreme'Hamamélis de Chine 'Wisley Supreme'
Witch Hazel, Vernal 'Sandra'*Hamamelis vernalis 'Sandra'Hamamélis Printanier 'Sandra'

Monday Wild Flower Walks

Monday - April 29th - Hendrie Valley

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 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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