Wild Flower Watch

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

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Last Update December 31, 2016

Period of December 6 - 31, 2016

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

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Comments:

                     
             Eighteen wild species and two cultivated species bloomed between December 6 and the end of the month. Heavy snows buried all of the shorter species and the Witch Hazel had either finsihed or not started the last time I was in Hamilton. I have not been in Hamilton/Burlington for two weeks so I do not know what is happening with the Witch Hazels that often start in late December or early January.       



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

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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.

The January wild flower walk will be in February, 2017. Time to be announced later. Watch here.

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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