Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

June 21, 2018

Time Covered:

June 12 - 18, 2018

Locations:

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


Comments:

One hundred twelve flower species found in bloom between June 12 & 17.

Thirty-nine species were new for the season.

Wild or Naturalized Flowers Blooming

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

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New English Name Latin Name French Name
Alexanders, GoldenZizia aureaZizia doré
NAlfalfa *Medicago sativaLuzerne cultivée
Anemone, CanadaAnemone canadensisAnémone du Canada
Asparagus *Asparagus officinalisAsperge
NAvens, WhiteGeum canadenseBenoîte du Canada
Avens, Wood *Geum urbanumBenoîte commune
NBeardtongue, FoxglovePenstemon digitalisPenstémon digitale
Beardtongue, HairyPenstemon hirsutusPenstémon hirsute
Bedstraw, NorthernGalium borealeGaillet boréal
NBindweed, Field *Convolvulus arvensisLiseron des champs
NBindweed, HedgeCalystegia sepiumLiseron des haies
Blackberry, Common (S)Rubus allegheniensisRonce alléghanienne
Buttercup, SwampRanunculus hispidus var. caricetorumRenoncule des cariçaies
Buttercup, Tall *Ranuculus acrisRenoncule âcre
Campion, Bladder *Silene vulgarisSilène enflé
NCatalpa, Northern * (T)Catalpa speciosaCatalpa à feuilles cordées
Celandine *Chelidonium majusGrande chélidoine
NChamomileAnthemis arvensisAnthémis des champs
Chickweed, Common * Stellaria mediaStellaire moyenne
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *Cerastium fontanumCéraiste vulgaire
NChicory *Cichorium intybusChicorée sauvage
Cinquefoil, CommonPotentilla simplexPotentille simple
NCinquefoil, DwarfPotentilla canadensisPotentille du Canada
NCinquefoil, Rough-Fruited *Potentilla rectaPotentille dressée
NCinquefoil, RoughPotentilla norvegicaPotentille de Norvège
NCinquefoil, Silvery *Potentilla argenteaPotentille argentée
CleaversGalium aparineGaillet gratteron
NClover, Alsike *Trifolium hybridum ssp.elegansTrèfle alsike
Clover, Red *Trifolium pratenseTrèfle rouge
Clover, White *Trifolium repensTrèfle blanc
NClover, Yellow Sweet *Melilotus officinalisMélilot officinal
Columbine, Garden *Aquilegia vulgarisAncolie
Columbine, WildAquilegia canadensisAncolie du Canada
Comfrey, Common *Symphytum officinaleConsoude officinale
NCrown-vetch, Purple *Securigera variaCoronille bigarrée
Daisy, Oxeye *Leucanthemum vulgareMarguerite blanche
Dandelion, Common *Taraxacum officinalePissenlit officinal
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *Taraxacum erythrospermumPissenlit à graines rouges
Dead-Nettle, Spotted *Lamium maculatumLamier maculé
Dock, Broad-Leaved *Rumex obtusifoliusOseille à feuilles obtuses
Dock, Curled *Rumex crispusPatience crépue
NDogbane, SpreadingApocynum androsaemifoliumApocyne à feuilles d'Androsème
NDogwood, Gray (S)Cornus racemosaCornouiller à grappes
NDogwood, Silky (Pale)(S)Cornus obliquaCornouiller oblique
Fleabane, CommonErigeron philadelphicusVergerette de Philadelphie
Fleabane, DaisyErigeron annuusVergerette annuelle
Forget-Me-Not, True *Myosotis scorpioidesMyosotis scorpioïde
NGalinsoga *Galinsoga quadriradiataGalinsoga cilié
NGalinsoga, Small-FloweredGalinsoga parvifloraGalinsoga à petites fleurs
Geranium, WildGeranium maculatumGéranium maculé
Goatsbeard, Meadow *Tragopogon pratensisSalsifis des prés
Goatsbeard, Yellow *Tragopogon dubiusSalsifis jaune
Goutweed *Aegopodium podagrariaEgopode podagraire
NGround Cherry, ClammyPhysalis heterophyllaCoqueret hétérophylle
Ground Ivy *Glechoma hederaceaLierre terrestre
Groundsel, Common * Senecio vulgarisSéneçon vulgaire
NGroundsel, Sticky *Senecio viscosusSéneçon visqueux
Hawkweed, Field *Hieracium caespitosumÉpervière des prÉs
Hawkweed, Orange *Hieracium aurantiacumÉpervière orangÉe
NHeal-AllPrunella vulgarisPrunelle vulgaire
NHemp, IndianApocynum cannabinumApocyne chanvrin
Henbit *Lamium amplexicauleLamier amplexicaule
Herb Robert *Geranium robertianumGéranium de Robert
HonewortCryptotaenia canadensisCryptoténie du Canada
Honeysuckle, Amur * (S)Lonicera maackiiChèvrefeuille de maack
Honeysuckle, Northern Bush (S)Diervilla loniceraDièreville chèvrefeuille
NHound's Tongue *Cynoglossum officinaleCynoglosse officinale
Iris, Yellow *Iris pseudacorusIris des marais
Johnny Jump-Up *Viola tricolorViolette tricolore
Lily, BullheadNuphar variegatumGrand nénuphar jaune
Mallow, Common *Malva neglectaMauve négligée
NMeadow-Rue, TallThalictrum pubescensPigamon pubescent
Medick, Black *Medicago lupulinaLuzerne lupuline
NMilkweed, CommonAsclepias syriacaAsclépiade commune
Mustard, Garlic *Alliaria petiolataAlliaire officinale
Mustard, Wormseed *Erysimum cheiranthoidesVélar fausse giroflée
Nightshade, Bittersweet *Solanum dulcamaraMorelle douce-amère
Nipplewort *Lapsana communisLapsane commune
Orchard Grass * (G)Dactylis glomerataDactyle pelotonné
Parsnip, CowHeracleum maximumBerce laineuse
Peppergrass, WildLepidium virginicumLépidie de Virginie
Pimpernel, YellowTaenidia integerrimaTénidia à feuilles entières
NPink, Deptford *Dianthus armeriaOeillet arméria
Plantain, English *Plantago lanceolataPlantain lancéolé
NPrivet * (S)Ligustrum vulgareTroène commun
NQueen Anne's Lace *Daucus carotaCarotte sauvage
NRaspberry, Purple-FloweringRubus odoratusRonce odorante
Rocket, Dame's *Hesperis matronalisJulienne des dames
Rose, Multiflora * (S)Rosa multifloraRosier multiflora
NRose, Rugosa *Rosa rugosaRosier rugueux
Rose, Smooth (S)Rosa blandaRosier inerme
Scorpion-Grass, Blue *Myosotis strictaMyosotis à tiges dressées
Shepherd's Purse *Capsella bursa-pastorisBourse-à-pasteur
SilverweedArgentia anserinaPotentille ansérine
NSnapdragon, Dwarf *Chaenorrhinum minusChénorhinum mineur
NSnowberrySymphoricarpos albusSymphorine blanche
Solomon's Seal, FalseMaianthemum racemosumSmilacine à grappes
Strawberry, WoodlandFragaria vescaFraisier américain
NSumac, Staghorn (S)Rhus typhinaSumac vinaigrier
Swallowwort *Cynanchum rossicum Cynanche
Swallowwort, Black *Cynanchum nigrumCynanche noir
ThimbleweedAnemone virginianaAnémone de Virginie
Trefoil, Birdsfoot *Lotus corniculatusLotier corniculé
Vetch, Cow * Vicia craccaVesce jargeau
Vetch, Hairy * Vicia villosaVesce velue
NVetch, Narrow-leaved *Vicia sativa var. angustifolia Vesce à folioles étroites
Vetch, Slender *Vicia tetraspermaVesce à quatre graines
Viburnum, Maple-LeavedViburnum acerifoliumViorne acérifoliée
NWall-Rocket, Narrow-Leaved * Diplotaxis tenuifoliaDiplotaxis à feuilles ténues
Water Lily, Sweet ScentedNymphaea odorataLe Lis d'eau
Wood Sorrel, YellowOxalis strictaOxalide d'Europe
NYarrow, Common *Achillea millefoliumAchillée millefeuille


Monday Wild Flower Walks


Monday, June 25 - Lower Dundas Valley from Warren Park
Monday, July 2 - Hamilton Waterfront Trail from Princess Point

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:

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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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