Sunday, December 2, 2007

More from Kananaskis in July 2007

Tragopogon dubius
Aster family

Northern Gentian, Felwort
Gentianella amarella
Gentian family

Prickly or Wild Rose
Rosa acicularis
Rose family

Northern Bedstraw
Galium boreale
Bedstraw family

Silky or Perennial Lupine
Lupinus sericens
Pea family

Heartleaf Arnica
Arnica cordifolia
Aster family

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kananaskis wildflowers discovered in July 2007

I changed the format for these wildflowers. What do you think?

Wood Nymph, One-flowered Wintergreen
Moneses uniflora
Heath family

Wild Chives
Allium schoenoprasum
Lily family

White Camas
Zigadenus elegans
Lily family

Pink Pussytoes
Antennaria rosea
Aster family

Campanula rotundifolia
Harebell family

Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja linariaefolia
Figwort family

Bog or Common Pink Wintergreen
Pyrola asarifolia
Wintergreen family

Linnaea borealis
Honeysuckle family

Nodding Onion
Allium cernuum
Lily family

Canada Bunchberry
Cornus canadensis
Dogwood family

Common Fireweed
Epilobium augustifolium
Evening-primrose family

Tufted Vetch, Canada Pea
Vicia cracca
Pea family

Senecio spp
Sunflower family

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Some strays, and some from this June.

This was a challenge for me, somehow. Once my friend Collin told me what it was I found it everywhere. It's from way back in 2006. Anyway here it is:
Rubus arcticus

This one isn't quite so late-from April:
Ribes triste

And these are from June-just a roadside stop in the rain on the way home from a visit to Vernon:
Hieracium aurantiacum

Lilium columbianum

Myosotis sylvatica

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Flowers from Mexico in March 2007

On our trip to Mexico in March we saw many unfamiliar and amazing flowers and flowering trees, but it wasn't always easy to tell if they were planted or native. I decided since they were all so unusual for me, a Canadian, that I could only learn from identifying all of them. I wanted to publish all in one bunch-but I'm having trouble with many of them.

Ipomoea purpurea

Cordia sebestina

Hibiscus coccineus

Bougainvillea spectabilis

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Allamanda cathartica

Alpina purpurata

Cordyline terminalis

Allemanda cathartica

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Some wildflowers from B.C. - July 2006

These are from our trip to the Shuswap Lakes in British Columbia. It was a beautiful trip, and I saw lots of unusual flowers, some of which I posted below back in July.

Calochortus macrocarpus

Gaillardia aristata

Prunella vulgaris

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park-October

Gerard came home from work on Thursday early and wanted to take a drive to one of our traditional haunts-Dry Island. It's a short 50 minute or so drive from home and well worth it. I was thinking most of the autumn colour would be past, and it was, but we and our little dog Hermes easily managed to enjoy ourselves regardless on a beautifully sunny afternoon.