Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

October 31, 2018

Times Covered:

October 15 - 31, 2018


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


The flower numbers are decreasing but I still found 88 species in the period between October 15 and 31. A few spring and summer species that had stopped blooming, i.e. Wild Strawberry and Harebell, have started to bloom again.

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 or Naturalized Flowers Blooming

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
Alexanders, GoldenZizia aureaZizia doré
Alyssum, Hoary *Berteroa incanaBerteroa blanche
Aster, Arrow-LeavedSymphyotrichum urophyllumAster à feuilles sagittées
Aster, AzureSymphyotrichum oolentangienseAster azuré
Aster, CalicoSymphyotrichum lateriflorumAster latériflore
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
Aster, White WoodEurybia divaricataAster à rameaux étalés
Beggar TickBidens frondosaBident feuillu
Bindweed, HedgeCalystegia sepiumLiseron des haies
Black-Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaRudbeckie hérissée
Bouncing Bet *Saponaria officinalisSaponaire officinale
Bugleweed, RoughLycopus asperLycopus du Nord du Québec
Bugloss, Viper's *Echium vulgareVipérine commune
Bur-Marigold, NoddingBidens cernuaBident penché
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarisLinaire vulgaire
Catnip *Nepeta catariaHerbe à chat
ChamomileAnthemis arvensisAnthémis des champs
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
Chicory *Cichorium intybusChicorée sauvage
Cinquefoil, DwarfPotentilla canadensisPotentille du Canada
Clover, White *Trifolium repensTrèfle blanc
Clover, White Sweet *Melilotus albaMélilot blanc
Coneflower, Thin-Leaved * Rudbeckia trilobaRudbeckie
Crowfoot, CursedRanunculus sceleratusRenoncule scélérate
Crown-vetch, Purple *Securigera variaCoronille bigarrée
Cucumber, WildEchinocystis lobataÉchinocystis lobé
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
Dogwood, Red-Osier (S)Cornus stoloniferaCornouiller stolonifère
Dogwood, Silky (Pale)(S)Cornus obliquaCornouiller oblique
Evening Primrose, CommonOenothera biennisOnagre bisannuelle
Feverfew *Tanacetum partheniumGrande camomille
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusVergerette annuelle
Fleabane, Lesser DaisyErigeron strigosusVergette rude
Galinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiataGalinsoga cilié
Galinsoga, Small-FloweredGalinsoga parvifloraGalinsoga à petites fleurs
Goldenrod, Blue-StemmedSolidago caesiaVerge d'or bleuâtre
Goldenrod, CanadaSolidago canadensisVerge d`or du Canada
Goldenrod, LateSolidago giganteaVerge d'or géante
Goldenrod, TallSolidago altissimaVerge d`or haute
Goldenrod, ZigzagSolidago flexicaulisVerge d'or zigzag
Groundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisSéneçon vulgaire
HarebellCampanula rotundifoliaCampanule à feuilles rondes
Heal-AllPrunella vulgarisPrunelle vulgaire
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumGéranium de Robert
Horehound, WaterLycopus americanusLycope d'Amérique
Indian TobaccoLobelia inflataLobélie gonflée
Knapweed, Brown *Centaurea jaceaCentaurée jacée
Knotgrass, Common *Polygonum aviculareRenouée des oiseaux
Knotweed, Japanese *Polygonum cuspidatumRenouée japonaise
Lady's Thumb *Polygonum persicariaRenouée persicaire
Madder, Wild *Galium mollugoGaillet mollugine
Mallow, Common *Malva neglectaMauve négligée
Mugwort, Common * Artemisia vulgarisArmoise vulgaire
Nightshade, Bittersweet *Solanum dulcamaraMorelle douce-amère
Nightshade, Eastern BlackSolanum ptychanthumMorelle noire de l’est
Ox-Tongue, Hawkweed *Picris hieracioidesHélminthie fausse-épervière
Pea, Everlasting *Lathyrus latifoliusGesse à feuilles larges
PokeweedPhytolacca americanaPhytolaque d'Amérique
Queen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotaCarotte sauvage
Ragweed, CommonAmbrosia artemisiifoliaPetite herbe à poux
Ragweed, Perennial Ambrosia psilostachyaHerbe à poux vivace
Rose, Rugosa *Rosa rugosaRosier rugueux
Shepherd's Purse *Capsella bursa-pastorisBourse-à-pasteur
SilverweedArgentia anserinaPotentille ansérine
Smartweed, Pale or NoddingPersicaria lapathifoliaRenouée à feuilles de patience
Smartweed, WaterPersicaria amphibiaRenouée amphibie
Snakeroot, WhiteAgeratina altissimaEupatoire rugueuse
Snapdragon, Dwarf *Chaenorrhinum minusChénorhinum mineur
SnowberrySymphoricarpos albusSymphorine blanche
Sow Thistle, Common *Sonchus oleraceusLaiteron potager
Sow Thistle, Field *Sonchus arvensisLaiteron des champs
Sow Thistle, Spiny-Leaved *Sonchus asperLaiteron rude
Spurge, Petty *Euphorbia peplusEuphorbe des jardins
Strawberry, FieldFragaria virginianaFraisier de Virginie
Tansey *Tanacetum vulgareTanaisie vulgaire
Touch-Me-Not, SpottedImpatiens capensisImpatiente biflore
Vetch, Cow * Vicia craccaVesce jargeau
Wall-Rocket, Narrow-Leaved * Diplotaxis tenuifoliaDiplotaxis à feuilles ténues
Witch HazelHamamelis virginianaHamamélis de Virginie
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaOxalide d'Europe
Wormwood, Sweet *Artemisia annuaArmoise annuelle
Yarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumAchillée millefeuille

Monday Wild Flower Walks

Monday evening walks are finished until next spring. There will be one Saturday afternoon walk in November. Watch for the notice here.

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:

(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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