Monday, November 03, 2014

Fall Wild Flower Walk

        Every year since 1981 I have led a wild flower walk during the weekend closest to the end of October and beginning of November. For the last 12 years or so Fleur-Ange has co-lead with me. Most, but not all, of the walks have been on the Hamilton Waterfront trail for the last few years. There seem to be more flowers there later in the season. I am attributing the streetlights by the trail as well as the location right next to the harbour for the later blooms. In any case there are always more flowers blooming there.

        This year, on Saturday, November 1st, we found 52 wild flowers in bloom. Following is the list and two photos:

Alyssum, Hoary *
Aster, Frost
Aster, Heath
Aster, New England
Aster, Panicled

Beggar Tick Photo by Fleur-Ange

Beggar Tick, Tall
Bindweed, Hedge
Black-Eyed Susan
Bugleweed, Rough
Catnip *
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear *
Chicory *
Cinquefoil, Rough
Clover, White *
Clover, White Sweet *
Crown-vetch,       Purple  *
Dandelion, Red-Seeded *
Dogwood, Red-Osier (S)
Evening Primrose, Common
Flax, Common *
Fleabane, Daisy
Galinsoga *
Galinsoga, Small-Flowered
Goldenrod, Lance-Leaved
Goldenrod, Tall
Groundsel, Sticky * (S.Ragwort)
Knotgrass, Common *
Knotweed, Japanese *
Lady's Thumb *
Medick, Black *
Mint, Wild

Moth Mullein Photo by Dean

Mustard, Black *
Nightshade, Eastern Black
Queen Anne's Lace *
Ragweed, Common
Ragweed, Perennial (Western)
Saint Johnswort, Common *
Smartweed,   Water
Sow Thistle, Common *
Sow Thistle, Field *
Thistle, Bull *
Thistle, Canada *
Touch-Me-Not, Spotted
Vetch, Cow * (Tufted V.)
Wallrocket *
Yarrow, Common *

My apologies for the errors in the list. Blogger is doing strange things to my format for some reason.

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