Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

August 7, 2022, 2022

Times Covered:

July 24 - August 5, 2022

Locations:

RBG Hendrie Valley, Hamilton Waterfront Trail and &
a property just west of the Hamilton border.



Comments:

( FYI: During the pandemic I was not able to visit the RBG & Hamilton area to look for flower and so I got out of the habit of updating this website every week. Instead, I worked on my daily blog and started putting down flowers from home, just west of the Hamilton border as well as other nature observations. I am still doing that so if you would like to see the more limited list of daily flower blooms have a look at my blog. https://ontariowanderer.blogspot.com )


Following, here is the full report for July 24 - August 5 from the Hamilton area as well as from the property just west of the Hamilton border.

Below is the list of the 149 native or naturalized flower species I saw blooming during the past 2 weeks.


Wild, Naturalized or Cultivated Flowers Blooming

(N = New this past week    * = 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, Catling's *Geum x catlingii benoîte de catling
Avens, WhiteGeum canadensebenoîte du Canada
Avens, YellowGeum aleppicumbenoîte d'alep
Basil, WildClinopodium vulgaresarriette commune
Bergamot, WildMonarda fistulosamonarde fistuleuse
Bindweed, Hedge (Hedge False Bindweed)Calystegia sepiumliseron des haies
Black-Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtarudbeckie hérissée
NBlazing Star, DenseLiatris spicataliatris à épi
NBluestem, Big (Grass)Andropogon gerardiibarbon de gerard
Bugloss, Viper's *Echium vulgarevipérine commune
Burdock, Great *Arctium lappagrande bardane
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarislinaire vulgaire
Buttercup, Tall *Ranuculus acrisrenoncule âcre
Campion, White (Evening Lychnis) *Silene latifoliasilène à larges feuilles
Carpetweed *Mollugo verticillatamollugine verticillée
Catnip *Nepeta catariaherbe à chat
Celandine *Chelidonium majusgrande chélidoine
Chamomile, Scentless *Matricaria maritimamatricaire inodore
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *Cerastium fontanumcéraiste vulgaire
Chicory, Wild *Cichorium intybuschicorée sauvage
Cinquefoil, Silvery *Potentilla argenteapotentille argentée
Cinquefoil, Sulphur * (Rough-fruited)Potentilla rectapotentille dressée
Clover, Alsike *Trifolium hybridumtr èfle alsike
Clover, White *Trifolium repenstr èfle blanc
Clover, White Sweet *Melilotus albamélilot blanc
Clover, Yellow Sweet *Melilotus officinalismélilot officinal
Coneflower, Cutleaf (Outhouse Plant)Rudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia'rudbeckie laciniée 'hortensia'
Coneflower, Gray-HeadedRatibida pinnataratibida à feuilles pennées
Coneflower, Purple *Echinacea purpureaechinacée pourpre
NConeflower, TallRudbeckia laciniatarudbeckie lacinée
NConeflower, Thin-Leaved * Rudbeckia trilobarudbeckie
Coreopsis, Lance-leavedCoreopsis lanceolatacoréopsis lancéolée
NCoreopsis, TallCoreopsis tripteriscoréopsis trifoliolé
Cranesbill, Small-Flowered *Geranium pusillumgéranium à tige grêle
Crown-vetch, Purple *Securigera variacoronille bigarrée
NCucumber, WildEchinocystis lobataconcombre grimpant
NCulver's RootVeronicastrum virginicumvéronique de virgine
Cup PlantSilphium perfoliatumsilphe perfolié
Daisy, Oxeye *Leucanthemum vulgaremarguerite blanche
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalepissenlit officinal
Dock, PrairieSilphium terebinthinaceumsilphe térébenthine
Dodder, Swamp (Common)Cuscuta gronoviicuscute de gronovius
Dogwood, Round-Leaved (S)Cornus rugosacornouiller rugueux
Elecampane *Inula heleniuminule aunée
NEvening Primrose, CommonOenothera biennisonagre bisannuelle
NFlax, Common *Linum usitatissimumlin usuel
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusvergerette annuelle
Forget-Me-Not, SmallerMyosotis laxamyositis laxiflore
Galinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiatagalinsoga cilié
Galinsoga, Small-Flowered *Galinsoga parvifloragalinsoga à petites fleurs
Goatsbeard, Meadow *Tragopogon pratensissalsifis des prés
Goatsbeard, Yellow *Tragopogon dubiussalsifis majeur
Goldenrod, EarlySolidago junceaverge d`or jonciforme
NGoldenrod, Lance-LeavedEuthamia graminifoliaverge d`or à feuilles de graminée
NGoldenrod, TallSolidago altissimaverge d`or haute
Ground Cherry, ClammyPhysalis heterophyllacoqueret hétérophylle
Groundsel, Sticky * (S.Ragwort)Senecio viscosusséneçon visqueux
HarebellCampanula rotundifoliacampanule à feuilles rondes
Heal-AllPrunella vulgarisbrunelle commune
Hedge-Parsley, Upright *Torilis japonicatorilis anthrisque
Hemp, Indian =(Hemp Dogbane)Apocynum cannabinumapocyne chanvrin
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumgéranium de robert
NHorehound, WaterLycopus americanuslycope d'Amérique
HorseweedConyza canadensisvergerette du Canada
Indian TobaccoLobelia inflatalobélie gonflée
Joe-Pye Weed, SpottedEutrochium maculatum var. maculatumeupatoire maculée
Knapweed, Brown *Centaurea jaceacentaurée jacée
Knapweed, Spotted *Centaurea maculosacentaurée maculée
Knotgrass, Common *Polygonum avicularerenouée des oiseaux
Knotweed, Virginia (Jumpseed)Polygonum virginianumrenouée de Virginie
Lady's Thumb, Spotted *Persicaria maculosarenouée persicaire
Lettuce, WildLactuca canadensislaitue du Canada
Lily, Day *Hemerocallis fulvahémérocalle fauve
NLive-Forever *Hylotelephium telephiumorpin pourpre
Lobelia, GreatLobelia siphiliticalobélie bleue
Loosestrife, Purple *Lythrum salicarialythrum salicaire
LopseedPhryma leptostachyaphryma à épis grêles
Mallow, Common(Cheeses) *Malva neglectamauve négligée
Medick, Black *Medicago lupulinaluzerne lupuline
Mint, WildMentha arvensismenthe des champs
NMonkey FlowerMimulus ringensmimule à fleurs entrouvertes
Motherwort *Leonurus cardiacaagripaume cardiaque
Mountain Mint, Slenderpycnanthemum tenuifolium
Mountain Mint, VirginiaPycnanthemum virginianumpycnanth ème de Virginie
Mullein, Common *Verbascum thapsusgrande mol ène
Nettle, FalseBoehmeria cylindricaboehméria cylindrique
Nettle, TallUrtica dioica ssp.gracilisortie dioïque d'Europe
Nettle, WoodLaportea canadensisgrande ortie
Nightshade, Bittersweet *Solanum dulcamaramorelle douce-am ère
NNightshade, Eastern BlackSolanum ptychanthummorelle noire de l’est
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
NPhlox, Garden *Phlox paniculataphlox paniculé
Pink, Deptford *Dianthus armeriaoeillet arméria
Plantain, Common *Plantago majorplantain majeur
Plantain, English *Plantago lanceolataplantain lancéolé
Plantain, Red-Stemmed (Pale)Plantago rugeliiplantain de rugel
PokeweedPhytolacca americanaphytolaque d'Amérique
Queen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotacarotte sauvage
NRagweed, GreatAmbrosia trifidagrande herbe à poux
Raspberry, Purple-Flowering (S)Rubus odoratusronce odorante
Rice, Southern WildZizania aquaticazizanie aquatique
Rocket, Dame's *Hesperis matronalisjulienne des dames
Rush, Flowering *Butomus umbellatusbutome à ombelle
Saint Johnswort, Common *Hypericum perforatummillepertuis commun
Saint Johnswort, ShrubbyHypericum punctatummillepertuis ponctué
SilverweedArgentia anserinapotentille ansérine
Skullcap, MarshScutellaria galericulatascutellaire à feuilles d'épilobe
Smartweed, Pale or NoddingPersicaria lapathifoliapersicaire pâle
Snakeroot, WhiteAgeratina altissimaeupatoire rugueuse
Snapdragon, Dwarf *Chaenorrhinum minuschénorhinum mineur
Snowberry (Thin-leaved Snowberry)Symphoricarpos albussymphorine blanche
Sow Thistle, Field *Sonchus arvensislaiteron des champs
NSow Thistle, Spiny-Leaved *Sonchus asperlaiteron rude
Spiderwort *Tradescantia virginianatradescantie de Virginie
Spurge, Spotted*Chamaesyce maculataricinelle maculée
Stickseed, VirginiaHackelia virginianahackélia de Virginie
NStonecrop, DitchPenthorum sedoidespenthorum faux-orpin
Strawberry, Indian * (Mock S.)Potentilla indica var. indicapotentille d'inde
NSunflower, Common *Helianthus annuustournesol
Sunflower, WoodlandHelianthus divaricatushélianthe à feuilles étalées
Swallowwort *Cynanchum rossicum cynanche
Tansy *Tanacetum vulgaretanaisie vulgaire
Tea, OswegoMonarda didymathé d'oswego
Teasel *Dipsacus fullonumcard ère des bois
Thistle, Bull *Cirsium vulgareoursin à têtes rondes
Thistle, Canada *Cirsium arvensechardon des champs
Tick-Trefoil, Pointed-LeavedDesmodium glutinosumdesmodie glutineuse
Tick-Trefoil, Showy (Canada)Desmodium 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
NVervain, BlueVerbena hastataverveine hastée
Vervain, WhiteVerbena urticifoliaverveine à feuilles d`ortie
Vetch, Cow * (Tufted V.)Vicia craccavesce jargeau
NVirgin's BowerClematis virginianaclématite de Virginie
Wall-Rocket, Narrow-Leaved * Diplotaxis tenuifoliadiplotaxis à feuilles ténues
Water Lily, Sweet ScentedNymphaea odoratale lis d'eau
NWillow Herb, Purple-Veined (P-leaved)Epilobium coloratumépilobe coloré
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaoxalide d'Europe
Yarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumachillée millefeuille





Photo from Fleur-Ange Lamothe





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


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 27, 2022 February Blooms - Updated to February 28, 2021
March Blooms -Updated to March 31, 2021 April Blooms -Updated to April 30, 2020
May Blooms -Updated to May 31, 20
June Blooms -Updated to May 31, 2020
July Blooms -Updated to July 31, 2020 August Blooms - Updated to August 31, 2020
September Blooms - Updated to Sept. 30, 2020 October Blooms - Updated to October 31, 2021
November Blooms - Updated to Nov. 1, 2021 December Blooms - Updated to Dec. 30, 2016


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