Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

July 20, 2017

Time Covered:

July 13 - 20, 2017

Locations:

RBG Rose Garden, Hendrie Valley;
Bruce Trail near Scenic Drive, Brantford Waterfront Trail,
and a property just west of the Hamilton border

Comments:

The Hamilton Waterfront Trail is closed from both ends. I thought the harbourfront end would be open but I was wrong. Not sure why the whole trail is closed. Due to my limited time I missed the Arboretum for two weeks in a row now.
The number of species blooming was down a bit due to my not checking the arboretum but 125 species were found with 18 being new for the season.

Wild and Naturalized Flowers Blooming

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
AgrimonyAgrimonia gryposepalaAigremoine à sépales crochus
Alfalfa *Medicago sativaLuzerne cultivée
Alyssum, Hoary *Berteroa incanaBerteroa blanche
Avens, WhiteGeum canadenseBenoîte du Canada
Avens, YellowGeum aleppicumBenoîte d'Alep
Basil, WildClinopodium vulgareSarriette commune
Bellflower, Creeping *Campanula rapunculoidesCampanule fausse-raiponce
Bergamot, WildMonarda fistulosaMonarde fistuleuse
Bindweed, Field *Convolvulus arvensisLiseron des champs
NBindweed, HedgeCalystegia sepiumLiseron des haies
Black-Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaRudbeckie hérissée
NBonesetEupatorium perfoliatumEupatoire perfoliée
NBouncing Bet *Saponaria officinalisSaponaire officinale
Bugloss, Viper's *Echium vulgareVipérine commune
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarisLinaire vulgaire
Buttercup, Tall *Ranuculus acrisRenoncule âcre
Campion, Bladder *Silene vulgarisSilène enflé
Campion, White *Silene latifoliaSilène à larges feuilles
Catnip *Nepeta catariaHerbe à chat
Celandine *Chelidonium majusGrande chélidoine
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *Cerastium fontanumCéraiste vulgaire
Chicory *Cichorium intybusChicorée sauvage
Cinquefoil, Rough-Fruited *Potentilla rectaPotentille dressée
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, Purple *Echinacea purpureaEchinacée pourpre
NCoreopsis, TallCoreopsis tripterisCoréopsis Trifoliolé
Crown-vetch, Purple *Securigera variaCoronille bigarrée
NCup PlantSilphium perfoliatumSilphe perfolié
Daisy, Oxeye *Leucanthemum vulgareMarguerite blanche
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
NDock, PrairieSilphium terebinthinaceumSilphe térébenthine
Dogbane, SpreadingApocynum androsaemifoliumApocyne à feuilles d'Androsème
Elecampane *Inula heleniumInule aulnée
Feverfew *Tanacetum partheniumGrande camomille
Fleabane, CommonErigeron philadelphicusVergerette de Philadelphie
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusVergerette annuelle
Galinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiataGalinsoga cilié
Goatsbeard, Meadow *Tragopogon pratensisSalsifis des prés
Goatsbeard, Yellow *Tragopogon dubiusSalsifis jaune
Goldenrod, EarlySolidago junceaVerge d`or jonciforme
Ground Cherry, ClammyPhysalis heterophyllaCoqueret hétérophylle
Groundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisSéneçon vulgaire
HarebellCampanula rotundifoliaCampanule à feuilles rondes
Hawkweed, Orange *Hieracium aurantiacumÉpervière orangÉe
Heal-AllPrunella vulgarisPrunelle vulgaire
Hedge-Parsley, Upright *Torilis japonicaTorilis anthrisque
NHelleborine *Epipactis helleborineÉpipactis petit-hellÉbore
Hemp, IndianApocynum cannabinumApocyne chanvrin
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumGéranium de Robert
NIndian TobaccoLobelia inflataLobélie gonflée
Knotgrass, Common *Polygonum aviculareRenouée des oiseaux
Lady's Thumb *Polygonum persicariaRenouée persicaire
Lily, Day *Hemerocallis fulvaHémérocalle fauve
Lily, MichiganLilium michiganenseLis du Michigan
Loosestrife, FringedLysimachia ciliataLysimaque ciliée
NLoosestrife, Purple *Lythrum salicariaLythrum salicaire
LopseedPhryma leptostachyaPhryma à épis grêles
Mallow, Common *Malva neglectaMauve négligée
Medick, Black *Medicago lupulinaLuzerne lupuline
Milkweed, CommonAsclepias syriacaAsclépiade commune
Motherwort *Leonurus cardiacaAgripaume cardiaque
Mullein, Common *Verbascum thapsusMoléne vulgaire
NMustard, Black *Brassica nigraMoutarde noire
Mustard, Field *Brassica rapaMoutarde des oiseaux
Mustard, Garlic *Alliaria petiolataAlliaire officinale
Mustard, Hedge *Sisymbrium officinaleSisymbre officinal
Mustard, Wormseed *Erysimum cheiranthoidesVélar fausse giroflée
Nightshade, Bittersweet *Solanum dulcamaraMorelle douce-amère
NNightshade, Eastern BlackSolanum ptychanthumMorelle noire de l’est
Nightshade, Enchanter'sCircaea canadensis ssp.canadensisCircée du Canada
Nipplewort *Lapsana communisLapsane commune
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
Pimperel, Scarlet *Lysimachia arvensisMouron rouge
Pink, Deptford *Dianthus armeriaOeillet arméria
Plantain, English *Plantago lanceolataPlantain lancéolé
Plantain, Red-StemmedPlantago rugeliiPlantain de rugel
Queen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotaCarotte sauvage
Raspberry, Purple-Flowering (S)Rubus odoratusRonce odorante
Rocket, Dame's *Hesperis matronalisJulienne des dames
Rose, Smooth (S)Rosa blandaRosier inerme
Saint Johnswort, Common *Hypericum perforatumMillepertuis perforé
Sandwort, Thyme-Leaved *Arenaria serpyllifoliaSabline à feuilles de serpolet
Scorpion-Grass, Blue *Myosotis strictaMyosotis à tiges dressées
Shepherd's Purse *Capsella bursa-pastorisBourse-à-pasteur
Sow Thistle, Common *Sonchus oleraceusLaiteron potager
Sow Thistle, Field *Sonchus arvensisLaiteron des champs
NSow Thistle, Spiny-Leaved *Sonchus asperLaiteron rude
Speedwell, Corn *Veronica arvensisVéronique des champs
NSpurge, Petty *Euphorbia peplusEuphorbe des jardins
Spurge, Spotted*Chamaesyce maculataRicinelle maculée
Stickseed, VirginiaHackelia virginianaHackélia de virginie
Storksbill *Erodium cicutariumÉrodium cicutaire
NSunflower, WoodlandHelianthus divaricatusHélianthe à feuilles étalées
Swallowwort *Cynanchum rossicum Cynanche
Swallowwort, Black *Cynanchum nigrumCynanche noir
Tansey *Tanacetum vulgareTanaisie vulgaire
Tea, OswegoMonarda didymaThé d'Oswego
ThimbleweedAnemone virginianaAnémone de Virginie
NThistle, Bull *Cirsium vulgareChardon vulgaire
Thistle, Canada *Cirsium arvenseChardon des champs
Thistle, Nodding *Carduus nutansChardon penché
Tick-Trefoil, Pointed-LeavedDesmodium glutinosumDesmodie glutineuse
NTick-Trefoil, ShowyDesmodium canadenseDesmodie du Canada
Touch-Me-Not, PaleImpatiens pallidaImpatiente pâle
NTouch-Me-Not, SpottedImpatiens capensisImpatiente biflore
Trefoil, Birdsfoot *Lotus corniculatusLotier corniculé
NTrumpet CreeperCampsis radicansJasmine de Virginie
Vervain, WhiteVerbena urticifoliaVerveine à feuilles d`ortie
Vetch, Cow * Vicia craccaVesce jargeau
Vetch, Hairy * Vicia villosaVesce velue
Water Lily, Sweet ScentedNymphaea odorataLe Lis d'eau
Water Plantain, NorthernAlisma trivialeAlisma commun
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaOxalide d'Europe
Yarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumAchillée millefeuille


Monday Wild Flower Walks


The Monday evening walks are happening.
For meeting times and maps to locations contact Dean.

Monday, July 24 - Lower Dundas Valley from Warren Park

Monday, July 31 - Upper Dundas Valley from Powerline Road


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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