Thursday, July 23, 2009

What's blooming in High Park, late July

[Photo: black oak savannah in High Park.]The Toronto municipal workers' strike meant that the High Park Volunteer Stewardship Program didn't do any actual stewardship this past Sunday, but we did tour the wetlands of High Park, and I saw loads of great (and not so great) flowers:


  • Asclepias syriacus (common milkweed, asclépiade commune)
  • Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade, herbe-aux-sorcières)
  • Desmodium canadense (showy tick trefoil, desmodie du Canada)
  • Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaf tick trefoil, desmodie glutineuse)
  • Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot, monarde fistuleuse)
  • Nymphaea odorata (American white waterlily, nymphée odorante)
  • Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose, onagre bisannuelle)
  • Penstemon digitalis (foxglove beardtongue, penstémon digitalis)
  • Rubus odoratus (purple-flowering raspberry, ronce odorante)
  • Rudbeckia hirta (black-eyed Susan, rudbeckie dressée)
  • Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant, plante bain d'oiseaux)


  • Cichorium intybus (chicory, chicorée sauvage)
  • Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace, carotte sauvage)
  • Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink, œillet arméria)
  • Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan balsam, balsamine de l'Himalaya)
  • Melilotus alba (white sweet clover, mélilot blanc)
  • Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover, mélilot jaune)
  • Silene alba (white cockle, silène blanc)
[Photo: Canada geese in High Park.]

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