Wild Flower Watch

White Trillium
(Trillium grandiflorum)
[TRIL-ee-um   gran-dih-FLOR-um]

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Last Update April 17, 2014

Periods of Observation:
April 11 - 17, 2014

Places of Observation:
   RBG Hendrie Valley, Spicer Court, Rose Garden, Woodland Garden, Arboretum
Stoney Creek


                     Finally a few more flowers are beginning to bloom. Some of the flowers that I was expecting in March have put in an appearance. If we can avoid too much more cold, we should be back on track in a few more weeks.

                     (I am working with some new software for the web page. It may be a couple of weeks before I get this page as I like it.)

 Wild, Naturalized or Cultivated Flowers Blooming
April 4 - 10, 2014
English Names
* = Not Native
N = New for the season
Latin Names
Alder, Speckled
Alnus incana
Aspen, Trembling
Populus tremuloides

Coltsfoot * Tussilago farfara
Hazel, American
Corylus americana
Hazel, Beaked
Corylus cornuta
Hepatica, Sharp-lobed
Anemone acutiloba

Johnny Jump-Up * Viola tricolor

Maple, Silver (Tree) Acer saccharinum

Pennycress, Field *
Thlaspi arvense

Speedwell, Slender
Veronica filiformis
  Skunk Cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus
Cultivated Species  

Winter Aconite * Eranthus hyemalis

Christmas Rose * (Red Hellebore) Helleborus atrorubens

Crocus * Crocus spp

Iris, Netted * Iris reticulata

Scilla * (Blue) Scilla siberica

Snowdrops * Galanthus nivalis

Witch Hazel, 'Brevipetala' * Hamamelis mollis ‘Brevipetala’

Witch Hazel, 'Jelena' * Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'

Witch Hazel, 'Orange Beauty' * Hamamelis x intermedia 'Orange Beauty'

Witch Hazel, 'Ozark' * Hamamelis vernalis

Witch Hazel, 'Pallida' Hamamelis molis 'Pallida'

Witch Hazel, 'Primavera' * Hamamelis x intermedia 'Primarvera'

Witch Hazel, 'Ruby Glow' * Hamamelis x intermedia 'Ruby Glow'

Witch Hazel, 'Westerstede' Hamamelis x intermedia 'Westerstede'




Monday Evening Walks

                 The Monday evening walks will start this coming Monday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.
             Monday, April 21 - RBG Grounds - Meet at the Arboretum Trafic Circle
             Monday, April 8   - Upper Dundas Valley from  Ancaster Swimming Pool.

             As usual, I am still going out almost every Friday afternoon. If you are interested in joining me give me 24 hours notice so I can give you the meeting place. I usually, but not always, start at Cherry Hill Gate and go on to the Arboretum and/or the Waterfront Trail but there are exceptions.            

Photos from Fleur-Ange Lamothe

Fleur-Ange's Photo from April 10, 2007

Some other Photos from Fleur-Ange

Photos From 2007

Photos from 2006



Photos and Notes from Ron Hepworth

Ron's Photo from April 25, 2007


		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

YRS 2010 MEAN 2010 MEAN IN
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 Summary


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