Wild Flower Watch

Last Update:

February 20, 2017

Time Covered:

February 12 - 19, 2017

Locations:

RBG Rose Garden, Hendrie Valley, Arboretum,
and a property just west of the Hamilton border

Comments:

Only the Chinese Witch Hazel in the Woodland Gardens was blooming on Friday the 17th but a bit of warm weather pushed several of the Witch Hazels in the Arboretum along for our Sunday walk group. How neat to see four new Witch Hazels in bloom!

(The photo above is from last year. It was not blooming this fully yet on Sunday.)

Wild, Naturalized and Cultivated Flowers Blooming

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

New English Name Latin Name French Name

Cultivated Plants

NWitch Hazel, 'Jelena' *Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'Noisetier de sorcière 'Jelena'
NWitch Hazel, 'Pallida'*Hamamelis molis 'Pallida'Noisetier de sorcière 'Pallida'
NWitch Hazel, 'Westerstede'*Hamamelis x intermedia 'Westerstede'Noisetier de sorcière 'Westerstede'
Witch Hazel, Chinese *Hamamelis 'Brevipetala'Hamamélis de chine 'Brevipetala'
NWitch Hazel, Vernal * (Ozark)Hamamelis vernalisHamamélis Printanier


Monday Wild Flower Walks


The Monday evening walks will begin again in the spring.

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.

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


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