Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

October 2, 2020

Times Covered:

September 21 - 30, 2020


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.

Wild & Naturalized Flowers Blooming
September 1 - 10, 2020

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name
Aster, Arrow-LeavedSymphyotrichum urophyllumaster à feuilles sagittées
Aster, Azure (Sky Blue)Symphyotrichum oolentangienseaster azuré
Aster, Calico (Starved)Symphyotrichum lateriflorumaster latériflore
Aster, Flat-ToppedDoellingeria umbellataaster à ombelles
Aster, FrostSymphyotrichum pilosumaster poilu
Aster, Heart-LeavedSymphyotrichum cordifoliumaster à feuilles cordées
Aster, HeathSymphyotrichum ericoidesaster éricoïde
Aster, New EnglandSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeaster de nouvelle-Angleterre
Aster, PanicledSymphyotrichum lanceolatumaster lancéolé
Aster, SmoothSymphyotrichum laeveaster lisse
Aster, White WoodEurybia divaricataaster à rameaux étalés
Basil, WildClinopodium vulgaresarriette commune
Bittercress, Hairy *Cardamine hirsuta cardamine hérissée
Black-Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtarudbeckie hérissée
Bouncing Bet *Saponaria officinalissaponaire officinale
Butter-And-Eggs *Linaria vulgarislinaire vulgaire
Celandine *Chelidonium majusgrande chélidoine
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediastellaire moyenne
Chicory, Wild *Cichorium intybuschicorée sauvage
Clover, Red *Trifolium pratensetr èfle rouge
Clover, White Sweet *Melilotus albamélilot blanc
Coneflower, TallRudbeckia laciniatarudbeckie lacinée
Coneflower, Thin-Leaved * Rudbeckia trilobarudbeckie
Coreopsis, Lance-leavedCoreopsis lanceolatacoréopsis lancéolée
Coreopsis, TallCoreopsis tripteriscoréopsis trifoliolé
Cucumber, WildEchinocystis lobataconcombre grimpant
Cudweed, Fragrant xxx(See Everlasting,Sweet)Pseudognaphalium obtusifoliumgnaphale à feuilles obtuses
Cup PlantSilphium perfoliatumsilphe perfolié
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalepissenlit officinal
Evening Primrose, CommonOenothera biennisonagre bisannuelle
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusvergerette annuelle
Galinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiatagalinsoga cilié
Goldenrod, Blue-StemmedSolidago caesiaverge d'or bleuâtre
Goldenrod, CanadaSolidago canadensisverge d`or du Canada
Goldenrod, GraySolidago nemoralisverge d`or des bois
Goldenrod, Lance-LeavedEuthamia graminifoliaverge d`or à feuilles de graminée
Goldenrod, Stiff (Hard-Leaved)Solidago rigidaverge d`or rigide
Goldenrod, TallSolidago altissimaverge d`or haute
Goldenrod, ZigzagSolidago flexicaulisverge d'or zigzag
HarebellCampanula rotundifoliacampanule à feuilles rondes
Heal-AllPrunella vulgarisbrunelle commune
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumgéranium de robert
Horehound, WaterLycopus americanuslycope d'Amérique
HorseweedConyza canadensisvergerette du Canada
Knotgrass, Common *Polygonum avicularerenouée des oiseaux
Lady's Thumb, Spotted *Persicaria maculosarenouée persicaire
Live-Forever *Hylotelephium telephiumorpin pourpre
Lobelia, GreatLobelia siphiliticalobélie bleue
Mallow, Common(Cheeses) *Malva neglectamauve négligée
Medick, Black *Medicago lupulinaluzerne lupuline
Mint, WildMentha arvensismenthe des champs
Motherwort *Leonurus cardiacaagripaume cardiaque
Mountain Mint, VirginiaPycnanthemum virginianumpycnanth ème de Virginie
Nightshade, Eastern BlackSolanum ptychanthummorelle noire de l’est
Phlox, Garden *Phlox paniculataphlox paniculé
Pigweed *Chenopodium albumchénopode blanc
Queen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotacarotte sauvage
Ragweed, CommonAmbrosia artemisiifoliapetite herbe à poux
Sow Thistle, Field *Sonchus arvensislaiteron des champs
Spiderwort *Tradescantia virginianatradescantie de Virginie
Touch-Me-Not, SpottedImpatiens capensisimpatiente biflore
Trefoil, Birdsfoot *Lotus corniculatuslotier corniculé
Trumpet CreeperCampsis radicansjasmine de Virginie
TurtleheadChelone glabragalane glabre
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaoxalide d'Europe
Yarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumachillée millefeuille

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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