Sunday, May 23, 2010

What's blooming in High Park, late May

[Photo: Lupinus perennis in bloom, High Park.] I've just got back from pulling garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata, herbe à ail), an extremely invasive plant here in Toronto which I've ranted about before, with the High Park Volunteer Stewardship Program. The wild lupines (Lupinus perennis, lupin sauvage, shown above) are starting to bloom, so this is the week to go see and admire them.

In all, I saw the following in bloom:


  • Lupinus perennis (wild lupine, lupin sauvage)
  • Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon's seal, maïanthème étoilé)
  • Viola sp. (violet, violette)


  • Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard, herb à ail) (invasive)
  • Chelidonium majus (greater celandine, grande chélidoine) (invasive)
  • Hieracium caespitosum (yellow hawkweed, épervière des prés)
  • Silene latifolia (white campion, silène blanc)
  • Stellaria sp. (chickweed, stellaire)
  • Taraxacum officinale (dandelion, pissenlit commun)

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