Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

August 16, 2018

Time Covered:

August 7 - 13, 2018

Locations:

RBG Rose Garden edges, Hendrie Valley and Arboretum;
Plan B Organic Farm; and a property just west of the Hamilton border



Comments:

One hundred sixty-five flower species were found in bloom between August 7 and 13.

Ten species were new for the season. One of the new species was the Swamp Dodder. It is a parasite on a variety of plants and gets all of its nutrients from the host plants. It cqn be on more than one plant or even more than one species at a time.

Wild or Naturalized Flowers Blooming

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
AgrimonyAgrimonia gryposepalaAigremoine à sépales crochus
Alexanders, GoldenZizia aureaZizia doré
Alfalfa *Medicago sativaLuzerne cultivée
Alyssum, Hoary *Berteroa incanaBerteroa blanche
NAster, Arrow-LeavedSymphyotrichum urophyllumAster à feuilles sagittées
NAster, Flat-ToppedDoellingeria umbellataAster à ombelles
Aster, White WoodEurybia divaricataAster à rameaux étalés
Avens, Catling's *Geum x catlingii Benoîte de Catling
Avens, WhiteGeum canadenseBenoîte du Canada
Avens, Wood *Geum urbanumBenoîte commune
Avens, YellowGeum aleppicumBenoîte d'Alep
Balsam, Himalayan *Impatiens glanduliferaBalsamie de l'Himmalaya
Basil, WildClinopodium vulgareSarriette commune
Bergamot, WildMonarda fistulosaMonarde fistuleuse
Bindweed, Field *Convolvulus arvensisLiseron des champs
Bindweed, HedgeCalystegia sepiumLiseron des haies
Black-Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaRudbeckie hérissée
Boneset, TallEupatorium altissimumEupatoire élevée
Bouncing Bet *Saponaria officinalisSaponaire officinale
Bugloss, Viper's *Echium vulgareVipérine commune
Burdock, Great *Arctium lappaGrande bardane
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarisLinaire vulgaire
Buttercup, Tall *Ranuculus acrisRenoncule âcre
Buttonbush (S)Cephalanthus occidentalisCéphalanthe occidental
Campion, White *Silene latifoliaSilène à larges feuilles
Carpenter's Square Scrophularia marilandicaScofulaire du maryland
Carpetweed *Mollugo verticillataMollugine verticillée
Catnip *Nepeta catariaHerbe à chat
Celandine *Chelidonium majusGrande chélidoine
ChamomileAnthemis arvensisAnthémis des champs
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *Cerastium fontanumCéraiste vulgaire
Chicory *Cichorium intybusChicorée sauvage
ClearweedPilea pumilaPiléa nain ou petite ortie
Clover, Alsike *Trifolium hybridum ssp.elegansTrèfle alsike
Clover, Red *Trifolium pratenseTrèfle rouge
Clover, White *Trifolium repensTrèfle blanc
Clover, White Sweet *Melilotus albaMélilot blanc
Clover, Yellow Sweet *Melilotus officinalisMélilot officinal
Comfrey, Common *Symphytum officinaleConsoude officinale
Coneflower, Cutleaf (Outhouse Plant)Rudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia'Rudbeckie laciniée 'Hortensia'
Coneflower, Gray-HeadedRatibida pinnataRudbeckie pennée
Coneflower, Purple *Echinacea purpureaEchinacée pourpre
Coneflower, TallRudbeckia laciniataRudbeckie lacinée
Coneflower, Thin-Leaved * Rudbeckia trilobaRudbeckie
Crown-vetch, Purple *Securigera variaCoronille bigarrée
Cucumber, WildEchinocystis lobataÉchinocystis lobé
Culver's RootVeronicastrum virginicumVéronique de Virgine
Cup PlantSilphium perfoliatumSilphe perfolié
Daisy, Oxeye *Leucanthemum vulgareMarguerite blanche
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
Dock, PrairieSilphium terebinthinaceumSilphe térébenthine
NDodder, Swamp or CommonCuscuta gronoviiCuscute de Gronovius
Dogwood, Red-Osier (S)Cornus stoloniferaCornouiller stolonifère
Elecampane *Inula heleniumInule aunée
Evening Primrose, CommonOenothera biennisOnagre bisannuelle
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusVergerette annuelle
Fleabane, Lesser DaisyErigeron strigosusVergette rude
Galinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiataGalinsoga cilié
Globe-thistle, Great *Echinops sphaerocephalusOursin à têtes rondes
Goatsbeard, Meadow *Tragopogon pratensisSalsifis des prés
Goatsbeard, Yellow *Tragopogon dubiusSalsifis jaune
NGoldenrod, CanadaSolidago canadensisVerge d`or du Canada
NGoldenrod, EarlySolidago junceaVerge d`or jonciforme
Goldenrod, Lance-LeavedEuthamia graminifoliaVerge d`or à feuilles de graminée
Goldenrod, LateSolidago giganteaVerge d'or géante
Goldenrod, TallSolidago altissimaVerge d`or haute
Ground Cherry, ClammyPhysalis heterophyllaCoqueret hétérophylle
Groundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisSéneçon vulgaire
HarebellCampanula rotundifoliaCampanule à feuilles rondes
Hawkweed, Field *Hieracium caespitosumÉpervière des prÉs
Hawkweed, RoughHieracium scabrumÉpervière scabre
Heal-AllPrunella vulgarisPrunelle vulgaire
Hedge-Parsley, Upright *Torilis japonicaTorilis anthrisque
Hemp, IndianApocynum cannabinumApocyne chanvrin
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumGéranium de Robert
Hog PeanutAmphicarpa bracteataAmphicarpe bractéolée
Horehound, WaterLycopus americanusLycope d'Amérique
HorseweedConyza canadensisVergerette du Canada
Hyssop, Yellow Giant Agastache nepetoides Agastache faux-népéta
Indian TobaccoLobelia inflataLobélie gonflée
Joe Pye Weed, SpottedEutrochium maculatum var. maculatumEupatoire maculée
Johnny Jump-Up *Viola tricolorViolette tricolore
Knapweed, Brown *Centaurea jaceaCentaurée jacée
Knotgrass, Common *Polygonum aviculareRenouée des oiseaux
NKnotweed, PinkPolygonum pensylvanicumRenouée de Pennsylvanie
Knotweed, VirginiaPolygonum virginianumRenouée de virginie
Lady's Thumb *Polygonum persicariaRenouée persicaire
NLemon-balmMelissa officinalisMélisse officinale
Lettuce, WildLactuca canadensisLaitue du Canada
Lily, BullheadNuphar variegatumGrand nénuphar jaune
Lily, Day *Hemerocallis fulvaHémérocalle fauve
Loosestrife, Purple *Lythrum salicariaLythrum salicaire
LopseedPhryma leptostachyaPhryma à épis grêles
Mallow, Common *Malva neglectaMauve négligée
Mallow, Indian *Abutilon theophrastiAbutilon à pétales jaunes
Mayweed *Anthemis cotulaCamomille puante
Moneywort *Lysimachia nummulariaLysimaque nummulaire
Motherwort *Leonurus cardiacaAgripaume cardiaque
Mountain Mint, VirginiaPycnanthemum virginianumPycnanthème de Virginie
Mullein, Common *Verbascum thapsusMoléne vulgaire
Mustard, Hedge *Sisymbrium officinaleSisymbre officinal
Mustard, Wormseed *Erysimum cheiranthoidesVélar fausse giroflée
Nettle, FalseBoehmeria cylindricaBoehméria cylindrique
Nettle, TallUrtica dioica ssp.gracilisOrtie dioïque d'Europe
Nettle, WoodLaportea canadensisGrande ortie
Nightshade, Bittersweet *Solanum dulcamaraMorelle douce-amère
Nightshade, Enchanter'sCircaea canadensis ssp.canadensisCircée du Canada
Nipplewort *Lapsana communisLapsane commune
Obedient PlantPhysostegia virginianaPhysostégie à fleurs roses
Parsnip, WaterSium suaveBerle douce
Parsnip, Wild *Pastinaca sativaPanais sauvage
Pea, Everlasting *Lathyrus latifoliusGesse à feuilles larges
Pennycress, Field *Thlaspi arvenseTabouret des champs
Periwinkle *Vinca minorPetite pervenche
PickerelweedPontederia cordataPontédérie cordée
Pigweed *Chenopodium albumChénopode blanc
Pineapple Weed *Matricaria discoideaMatricaire odorante
Pink, Deptford *Dianthus armeriaOeillet arméria
Plantain, Common *Plantago majorPlantain majeur
Plantain, English *Plantago lanceolataPlantain lancéolé
PokeweedPhytolacca americanaPhytolaque d'Amérique
Queen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotaCarotte sauvage
Ragweed, GreatAmbrosia trifidaGrande herbe à poux
Raspberry, Purple-FloweringRubus odoratusRonce odorante
Rocket, Dame's *Hesperis matronalisJulienne des dames
Saint Johnswort, Common *Hypericum communMillepertuis perforé
NSaint Johnswort, SpottedHypericum punctatumMillepertuis ponctué
Shepherd's Purse *Capsella bursa-pastorisBourse-à-pasteur
Smartweed, Pale or NoddingPersicaria lapathifoliaRenouée à feuilles de patience
NSmartweed, WaterPersicaria amphibiaRenouée amphibie
Snakeroot, WhiteAgeratina altissimaEupatoire rugueuse
Snapdragon, Dwarf *Chaenorrhinum minusChénorhinum mineur
Sow Thistle, Field *Sonchus arvensisLaiteron des champs
Sow Thistle, Spiny-Leaved *Sonchus asperLaiteron rude
Spiderwort *Tradescantia virginianaTradescantie de Virginie
Stickseed, VirginiaHackelia virginianaHackélia de virginie
Stonecrop, DitchPenthorum sedoidesPenthorum faux-orpin
Sunflower, Common *Helianthus annuusTournesol
Sunflower, Pale LeavedHelianthus strumosusHélianthe scrofuleux
Sunflower, WoodlandHelianthus divaricatusHélianthe à feuilles étalées
Swallowwort *Cynanchum rossicum Cynanche
Tansey *Tanacetum vulgareTanaisie vulgaire
Tea, OswegoMonarda didymaThé d'Oswego
ThimbleweedAnemone virginianaAnémone de Virginie
Thistle, Bull *Cirsium vulgareChardon vulgaire
Thistle, Canada *Cirsium arvenseChardon des champs
Thistle, Nodding *Carduus nutansChardon penché
Tick-Trefoil, Pointed-LeavedDesmodium glutinosumDesmodie glutineuse
Tick-Trefoil, ShowyDesmodium canadenseDesmodie du Canada
Touch-Me-Not, PaleImpatiens pallidaImpatiente pâle
Touch-Me-Not, SpottedImpatiens capensisImpatiente biflore
Trefoil, Birdsfoot *Lotus corniculatusLotier corniculé
Trumpet CreeperCampsis radicansJasmine de Virginie
Vervain, BlueVerbena hastataVerveine hastée
Vervain, WhiteVerbena urticifoliaVerveine à feuilles d`ortie
Vetch, Cow * Vicia craccaVesce jargeau
Virgin's BowerClematis virginianaClématite de virginie
NWater PepperPolygonum hydropiperRenouée poivre-d'eau
Water Plantain, NorthernAlisma trivialeAlisma commun
Willow Herb, Purple-VeinedEpilobium coloratumÉpilobe coloré
Willow Herb, Sparse-Flowered *Epilobium parviflorumÉpilobe à petites fleurs
Wood Sorrel, CreepingOxalis corniculataOxalide cornue
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaOxalide d'Europe
Yarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumAchillée millefeuille


Monday Wild Flower Walks



Monday, August 20 - Bruce Trail from Scenic Drive
Monday, August 27 - RBG from York Road

If you are not getting a newsletter and need more information
contact Dean at the email address at the bottom of the page.

Dean also 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:

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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


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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