Saturday, September 07, 2013

Wild Flower Walk

        I had a good walk yesterday afternoon in the RBG's Hendrie Valley and Hamilton's Waterfront Trail. I found 107 species of wild flowers in bloom. The Asters and Goldenrods are almost in full bloom with only a few that I have not seen this season. It is just in time for the RBG Herbarium Aster and Goldernrod workshop which will be next week. I am betting they will find even more of those two groups.

        That being said, I found a White Lettuce, Prenanthe blanche in French and Prenanthes alba in Latin in the Hendrie Valley that caught my eye. Below is a photo of the plant with some of the flowers in an insert:






        Meanwhile, back at home, there are lots and lots of Goldenrods of several species in our west meadow. Here is a view from the west side of our property looking to the east toward the house. The house is still out of sight at this time of year due to the trees.





3 comments:

robin andrea said...

Love that view looking up toward the house. Quite beautiful there.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wow! What a great trip and adventure. 107?
I'm loathe to go out these days, still fighting Water parsnip. I don't know what I was thinking.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Thanks Robin, It's not the west coast but we like our bit of Ontario.

Jennifer, "fighting Water Parsnip"? What's happening?