Nature Notes

November 25, 2017

Harebell, Campanula rotunifolia

Filed under: Flowers,Ontario — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Harebell, Campanula rotunifolia

Harebell, Campanula rotunifolia

Here in Ontario the harebell is found in a wide variety of habitats- open woodlands, tallgrass prairie, dunes and open rocky areas. It can be seen all the way to the our northern borders. One of my favorite wildflowers.

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September 25, 2017

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

Filed under: Flowers,Long Point — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

One of my favorite wildflowers is Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea, sometimes known as Painted Cup. The beautiful red portion is actually a bract, while the flower is a smaller yellow green portion at the top. The best spreads I’ve seen are in sandy soil like there is in Long Point, Ontario.

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

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August 13, 2017

Showy Lady’s Slipper, Cypripedium acaule

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Showy Lady's Slipper

Showy Lady’s Slipper

Just a few miles from house, in a swampy area of open woods, I noted a stand of fist sized flowers. It was a the beautiful northern orchid called Showy Lady’s Slipper. I had never seen it before, it was more than ample reward for getting a bit damp in the rain.

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September 13, 2014

Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

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Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

Classified as a weed by many Government Agricultural Agencies, Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris, is an interesting plant, an introduced species from Europe.

The bladder refers to the inflated calyx at the base of the flower. The young shoots are edible although said to be somewhat bitter in taste.


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September 29, 2012

Plants of the Sonora Desert

Filed under: Arizona,Flowers — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

California Torch Cactus

The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which straddles part of the United States-Mexico border and covers large parts of the U.S. states of Arizona and California, and the Mexican state of Sonora.

It is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America with an area of 120,000 square miles (311,000 sq. km.).

One of the best places to learn about the Sonora desert is the Arizona State Desert Museum which contains representative plants and animals. Most of these images were taken there.

Teddy Bear Cholla, Opuntia bigeloviiSaguaro Cactus at sunset, Cereus giganteusSaguaro Cactus at sunset, Cereus giganteusSonoran Old Man Cactus, Pilosocereus alensisSenita Cactus, Lophocereus schottiiSanta Rita Prickley PearPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria poselgeriPorcupine Prickly Pear, Opuntia erinaceaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria tesocapcensisPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria standleyiPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria marksianaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria hertrichianaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria canelensisPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria ssp.Devil\'s Club Cholla, Grusonia invictaGolden HedgehogHuachuca Agave, Agave parryi huachinsisHybrid Torch CactusHecho Cactus, Pachycereus pectinaboriginumCalifornia Barrel Cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceusBeaver Tail Cactus, Opuntia basilarisArizona Claret Cup, Echinocereus coccineusBishop\'s Mitre Cactus, Astrophytum myrostigmaBarrel Cactus, Ferocactus sp.Totem Pole Cactus, Lophocereus monstrosusPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria setispina

 

If you are a gardener and arrived here, you may also find this useful 100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in Temperate Zones

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September 23, 2011

A late burst of color

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Late Flowers

Late Flowers

Late summer brings some great color from wildflowers that grow in groups. In this abandoned field there are sprays of Canada Goldenrod and white and blue Asters. Also common is the smaller variety Common Sunflower that is native to North America, sprays of Common Toadflax and the long flowering Birdsfoot Trefoil. Wildflowers may soon disappear as the days get colder but they have saved a great display to the end.

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August 16, 2011

Wildflower Meadow, France

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Wildflower Meadow, France

Wildflower Meadow, France

While walking back from a visit to Monet’s Garden in Giverney, we came across this meadow filled with wildflowers.

 

Wildflower Meadow, France Wildflower Meadow, France

 


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July 20, 2011

Spiderwort

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana

Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana

With a name like Spiderwort, you may not have a lot of expectations for the look of the flower but you would be in for a pleasant surprise. The Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana, is a gorgeous flower of vivid blue set off by long yellow stamens.

Like Day Lilys, each flowers last but a day.

Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana

Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana


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