Thursday, October 29, 2015

November Flowers

It's again be a while since I added to my blog. Time passes.

Just for the record, the following is a newsletter that I just sent out to a group of people that follow Fleur-Ange and me on occasion on wild flower walks.


Hello from Dean and Fleur-Ange,

We have one wild flower walk coming up this weekend. We will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31st at the Princess Point parking lot and walk part of the Waterfront Trail. We have been doing this hike for a few years now at this location. 

If I remember correctly, this is Dean’s 34th wild flower walk on the weekend closest to the October/November month change. In 1981 we saw 9 wild flowers in bloom on the hike and I saw another 10 species as I walked a few kilometres to and from the hike for a total of 19 for that day. I wonder how many we can find this year.

Following is the list of species I have found blooming during November between 1981 and 2015. The list is currently 209 species long:

Alfalfa *
Alkanet *
Alyssum, Hoary *
Aster, Amethyst
Aster, Arrow-Leaved
Aster, Azure (Sky Blue)
Aster, Calico (Starved)
Aster, Flat-Topped
Aster, Frost
Aster, Heart-Leaved
Aster, Heath
Aster, Large-Leaved
Aster, New England
Aster, Panicled
Aster, Smooth
Avens, Catling's *
Avens, White
Avens, Wood *
Avens, Yellow
Balsam, Himalayan *
Basil, Wild
Bedstraw, Sweet Scented
Beggar Tick
Beggar Tick, Tall
Bellflower, Creeping *
Bindweed, Black *
Bindweed, Hedge
Bittercress, Hairy *
Black-Eyed Susan
Bouncing Bet *
Buckwheat, Climbing False
Bugleweed, Northern
Bugleweed, Rough
Bugloss, Viper's *
Bur-Marigold, Nodding
Burdock, Common *
Burdock, Great *
Butter-And-Eggs *
Buttercup, Tall *
Campion, Bladder *
Campion, Red *
Campion, White (Evening Lychis) *
Catchfly, Night Flowering *
Catnip *
Celandine *
Chamomile, Scentless *
Charlock *
Chickweed, Common * 
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *
Chicory *
Cinquefoil, Common
Cinquefoil, Dwarf
Cinquefoil, Rough
Cinquefoil, Rough-Fruited *
Cinquefoil, Silvery *
Clotbur, Common
Clover, Alsike *
Clover, Hop *
Clover, Red *
Clover, White *
Clover, White Sweet *
Clover, Yellow Sweet *
Comfrey, Common *
Coneflower, Tall
Coneflower, Thin-Leaved * 
Cress, Marsh Yellow
Crowfoot, Cursed
Crown-vetch, Purple (Crown Vetch) *
Cucumber, Wild
Daisy, Oxeye *
Dandelion, Common *
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *
Dead-Nettle, Purple *
Dead-Nettle, Spotted *
Dogwood, Red-Osier (S)
Dogwood, Silky (Pale)(S)
Elderberry, Red
Evening Primrose, Common
Feverfew *
Flax, Common *
Fleabane, Daisy
Fleabane, Lesser Daisy
Forget-Me-Not, Smaller
Forget-Me-Not, True *
Galinsoga *
Galinsoga, Small-Flowered
Goatsbeard, Yellow *
Goldenrod, Blue-Stemmed
Goldenrod, Canada
Goldenrod, Gray
Goldenrod, Lance-Leaved
Goldenrod, Tall
Goldenrod, Zigzag
Ground Ivy *
Groundsel, Common * 
Groundsel, Sticky * (S.Ragwort)
Hawkweed, Field *
Hawkweed, Smooth*
Hemlock, Poison *
Henbit *
Herb Robert *
Honeysuckle, Northern Bush (S)
Horehound, Black
Horehound, European *
Horehound, Water
Hyssop, Yellow Giant (Catnip, G.H.)
Johnny Jump-Up *
Knapweed, Brown *
Knapweed, Spotted *
Knapweed, Tyrol
Knotgrass, Common *
Knotweed, Japanese *
Knotweed, Pink
Lady's Thumb *
Leafcup, Small-Flowered
Lettuce, Wild
Mallow, Common(Cheeses) *
Mallow, Indian * (Velvetleaf) *
Mallow, Musk *
Marjoram, Wild *
Mayweed *
Medick, Black *
Medick, Hyrid *(Yellow Alfalfa)
Mint, (Unidentified)
Mint, Wild
Motherwort *
Mountain Mint, Virginia
Mugwort, Common * 
Mullein, Common *
Mullein, Dark *
Mullein, Moth *
Mustard, Black *
Mustard, Dog *
Mustard, Field *
Mustard, Garlic *
Mustard, Hedge *
Mustard, Tumble *
Mustard, Wormseed *
Nettle, Tall
Nightshade, Bittersweet *
Nightshade, Eastern Black
Nipplewort *
Pennycress, Field *
Peppergrass, Wild
Periwinkle *
Pigweed *
Pineapple Weed *
Pink, Deptford *
Plantain, Common *
Plantain, English *
Queen Anne's Lace *
Ragweed, Common
Raspberry, Wild Red (S)
Rocket, Dame's *
Rocket, Sea
Rocket, Yellow *
Rose, Rugosa *
Saint Johnswort, Common *
Scorpion-Grass, Blue *
Shepherd's Purse *
Smartweed, Nodding
Smartweed, Water
Snakeroot, White
Snapdragon, Dwarf *
Snow-On-The-Mountain *
Sow Thistle, Common *
Sow Thistle, Field *
Sow Thistle, Spiny-Leaved *
Speedwell, Persian *
Speedwell, Slender *
Speedwell, Thyme-Leaved *
Spurge, Leafy *
Spurge, Petty *
Storksbill *
Strawberry, Field
Summer-Cypress *
Sunflower, Common *
Sunflower, Tall (Giant)
Tansey *
Tearthumb, Arrow-Leaved
Teasel *
Thistle, Bull *
Thistle, Canada *
Thistle, Nodding *
Touch-Me-Not, Pale
Touch-Me-Not, Spotted
Trefoil, Birdsfoot *
Valerian, Garden *
Vervain, White
Vetch, Cow * (Tufted V.)
Vetch, Narrow-leaved *
Violet, Canada
Violet, Common
Wall-Rocket, Narrow-Leaved * 
Wallrocket *
Watercress *
Witch Hazel
Wood Sorrel, Creeping
Wood Sorrel, Yellow
Wormwood, Sweet *

Yarrow, Common *

The * means that the plant is not native.

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