Some Don Valley Plants / 1st Day of Summer: Part 2

I took my camera into the Don Valley and found these plants. Go for a walk anywhere in a natural area and you will see many of them.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Staghorn Sumac male flowers
Field Peppergrass (Lepidium campestre)
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium pratense)
Pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium pratense)
Quack Grass (Elymus repens)
Brome Grass (Bromus inermis)
Crown Vetch (Securigera varia)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Cottonwood seeds
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Dog-strangling Vine on Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)


“Thou art born as the flowers, and wilt linger
Thine own short space and die;
Thou dream’st and art strangely happy,
But thou canst not answer why.” – Archibald Lampman

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Some Don Valley Plants / 1st Day of Summer: Part 2

  1. Sophie

    Wow, that is a lot of plants in the Valley. I listed them and will attempt to identify them next visit in the Don. Thank you.


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