Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

April 20, 2021

Times Covered:

April 12 - 19, 2021


A property just west of the Hamilton border,
road edges within 5 k of that property,
and some neighbourhood ravines.


The flower lists continue be very limited. I am staying on our property except for walks and runs on our very local roads.

Below are the flowers I have seen on or near our property.

Wild & Naturalized Flowers Blooming
April 12 - 19, 2021

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
Avens, Three-floweredGeum triflorumbenoite à trois fleurs
Bittercress, Hairy *Cardamine hirsuta cardamine hérissée
BloodrootSanguinaria canadensissanguinaire du Canada
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediastellaire moyenne
Cohosh, Giant BlueCaulophyllum giganteumcaulophylle géant
Coltsfoot *Tussilago farfaratussilage pas d'âne
NDandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalepissenlit officinal
NDandelion, Marsh *Taraxacum palustrepissenlit palustre
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumpissenlit à graines rouges
Dead-Nettle, Purple *Lamium purpureumlamier pourpre
Ground Ivy *Glechoma hederacealierre terrestre
Hepatica, Sharp-LobedHepatica acutilobahépatique à lobes aigus
Maple, Manitoba (T)Acer negundo L.érable à feuilles composées
Maple, Silver (T)Acer saccharinumérable argenté
NMaple, Sugar (T)Acer saccharumérable à sucre
Periwinkle *Vinca minorpetite pervenche
NPussytoes, Smaller Rare In H/WAntennaria howelliiantennaire de howell
Scilla * (Blue)Scilla sibericascille de sibérie
Spring Beauty, Narrow-leavedClaytonia virginicaclaytonie de Virginie
NSpurge, Cypress *Euphorbia cyparissiaseuphorbe cypr ès
NStrawberry, FieldFragaria virginianafraisier de Virginie
NTrillium, RedTrillium erectumtrille rouge
NTrout-LilyErythronium americanumérythrone d'Amérique
NTrout-Lily, WhiteErythronium albidumérythrone blanch√Ętre
NViolet, CommonViola sororiaviolette parente
Violet, Sweet WhiteViola blandaviolette odorante?
Wild GingerAsarum canadenseasaret du Canada
Willow, Pussy (S)Salix discolorsaule discolore
Willow, sp.
Cultivated Plants
NDaffodil *Narcissus sspesp èces de narcissus
NForsythia *Forsythia sppforsythia
NHyacinth *Hyacinthus spp.jacinthe
Snowdrops *Galanthus nivalisperce-neige
Magnolia Tree

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 very slow 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, 2020 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. 1, 2019 December Blooms - Updated to Dec. 30, 2016

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