Colour in the Mud Creek Ravine Trail

The Mud Creek Ravine Trail runs along the west side of the Toronto Brickworks property up to Moore Avenue. It used to be called the Moore Park Ravine and I jogged through or biked trough it many times in years gone by. On this lovely, sun-filled August morning, I decided not to race through it but to take my time….and my camera.

YELLOWS

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Evening-primrose (Oenothera)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Jerusalem-artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)
Cedar Apple Rust on Hawthorn
Agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)
Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)
Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

WHITE

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
White Vervain (Verbena urticifolia)
White Sweet-clover (Melilotus albus)
Hedge-parsley (Torilis japonica)
Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)
Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)

GREEN

White Oak (Quercus alba)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)
Cottonwood (Populus tremuloides)

BLACK

Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

BLUE

Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) the stem can look quite blue
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

GRAY

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Wild-rye (Elymus virginicus) more brownish than gray here
Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)

RED

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Apple (Malus)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Rose hips
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Echinacea “Parrot”

PINK

Crown-vetch (Securigera varia)
Showy Tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)
Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Riverbank Grape vine tendrils (Vitis riparia)

ORANGE

Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Miles Hearn

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