Goldenrod Already Flowering at Lac-Leamy Québec: July 2021

There are many species of goldenrod flowering in September. if you see one in flower in early July it is most likely the well-named Early Goldenrod. They can also be seen flowering right through to October.

Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)

Lac-Leamy  is located just to the south of the Gatineau River, and just west of the Ottawa River, and is linked to both of them with flowing in from the Gatineau and exiting to the Ottawa. This is a well-known name in Québec because of the Casino du Lac-Leamy.

The park lies between the lake and a busy highway and has many paved trails and a beach.


I will identify it at the end of the post.

Some botany:

Milkweed (Asclepian syriaca)
Dwarf St. Johnswort (Hypericum mutilum)
Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus)
Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)
Glossy Buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis)
Sensitive Fern
Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta)
Hog-peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)
Showy Tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
Flowering-rush (Botumus umbellatus)
Flowering-rush (Botumus umbellatus)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolia)
Indian-hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Monkey-flower (Mimulus ringens)
Enchanter’s-nightshade (Circaea canadensis)
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta)
Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsis)
Goat’s beard (Tragopogon)
Queen Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)
Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatis)


A plant seen occasionally in the wild which is often seen on t-shirts – marijuana

Marijuana (Cannabis)
Marijuana (Cannabis)


Hi Miles

This tree frog on my back steps blends in well!

Gray Tree Frog
Gray Tree Frog


The frog by nature is both damp and cold,
Her mouth is large, her belly much will hold;
She sits somewhat ascending, loves to be
Croaking in gardens, though unpleasantly. – John Bunyan

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Goldenrod Already Flowering at Lac-Leamy Québec: July 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    That’s what I THOUGHT it was. It’s unmistakable! And I don’t even partake, because of a bad reaction.
    And it’s just growing out there?
    Lovely flowers! This seems like a beautiful place. I loved the frog–thanks to the person who sent it!–but
    disagreed with the sentiments of Bunyan’s amusing poem. I love the sound of their croaking! Enjoy your trip, and I hope to “partake” once again of the fall walks. Thanks, Miles!


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