Wild Flower Watch

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

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Last Update January 15, 2015

Periods of Observation:
January 1 - 15

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

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New England Aster - January 2, 2015


Comments:

                      

            It appears that we are having a real winter again this season. Of the 39 varieties of outdoor blooms that I have seen in the past during January I have only seen one this year. On January 2nd along the Hamilton Waterfront Trail I found three New England Asters with flowers that had a few disk florets showing life. By the next week, only a bit of colour in the ray flowers existed but all blooming was finished. My photo is above and Fleur-Anges's photo from earlier in the year is below. I shall be checking the various inported Witch Hazels during the next few days but they may be slow again this year as they were last year.


 Wild, Naturalized & Cultivated Flowers Blooming
January 1 - 15, 2015

New England Aster - Aster novae-angliae
      


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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		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 Summary


 

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