Wild Flower Watch

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

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Last Update April 26, 2016

Periods of Observation:
 
April 14 - 26, 2016

Places of Observation:
  RBG Rose Garden,  Hendrie Valley,
Arboretum, & a property just west of Hamilton

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Comments:

                     
                         I am finding it hard to decide what to wear this spring. Cool, warm, hot, cold again. Some flowers are late; some are early; some have bloomed only to have frost damage. What's next?
                    During this period of observation I have seen 39 species in bloom. Twenty-five were new for the season.



 Wild, Naturalized and Cultivated Flowers Blooming
(N = New for the season)

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MONDAY Wild Flower Walks

Monday, May 2, Middle Dundas Valley from Lion's Club Road

Also, Dean 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.

Contact Dean at address below for more details if needed.



Photos from Fleur-Ange

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Some other Photos from Fleur-Ange

Photos From 2007

Photos from 2006

 

 


Photos and Notes from Ron Hepworth

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April 20, 2010

		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)


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The link for the rest of the records is below:

Ron's 2010 Summary


 

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