Wild Flower Watch

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

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Last Update January 31, 2016

Periods of Observation:
January 22 - 31, 2016

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

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Comments:

                     
                         During the last 10 days of January I only saw 4 species in bloom and only one was new for the year.


 Wild, Naturalized and Cultivated Flowers Blooming

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An interesting article re Witch Hazel pollination:
http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~insrisg/nature/nw94/0110WitchHazel2.htm


Sunday Wild Flower Walks

Sunday wild flower walks will go back to Monday evenings next spring.
Meanwhile, 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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		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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