Rouge Park, Woodlands Area: Early Summer 2020

So many wildflowers. Summer has arrived!

I had a good walk in this area which has forest, field and stream:

It was a pleasure to see many plants that I see infrequently such as Moneywort:

Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)
Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)

and Moth Mullein:

Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria)

There is also a considerable amount of Tall Meadow-rue:

Tall Meadow-rue (Thalictrum pubescens)
Tall Meadow-rue (Thalictrum pubescens)

and Wild Parsnip:

Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)
Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Other botany:

Forget-me-not (Myosotis)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Indian-hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolia)
Honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Red Fescue (Festuca rubra)
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)
Yellow Avens (Geum aleppicum)
White Avens
Common Buttercup Ranunculus acris)
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
Ash leaf with galls probably made by midges
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
White Clover (Trifolium repens)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)
White-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Cat-tail male flowers
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Quack Grass (Elymus repens)
White Campion (Silene latifolia)
Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronallis)
Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Large-fruited Burreed (Sparganium eurycarpum)
Ox-eye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Foxglove Beard-tongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)


The Junes were free and full, driving through tiny
Roads, the mudguards brushing the cow parsley,
Through fields of mustard and under boldly embattled
Mays and chestnuts.                       – Louis MacNeice (1907–63)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Rouge Park, Woodlands Area: Early Summer 2020


    A wonderful variety of plants. Most of which were new for me. Thanks Miles. I am slowly being educated and enjoying it.


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