25 Plants by an Old Railway: August 2022

I know the area near Crothers Woods in the Don Valley quite well and was surprised when I came across an old railway track that I had not seen before.

A perfect place to photograph wildflowers and other botany. Here are 25:

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
Panicled Tick-trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Japanese Brome (Bromus japonicus)
Wild-bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)
Thimbleweed (Anemone cylindrica)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsis)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolia)
Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatis)
Horseweed (Conyza canadensis)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Queen Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)


Beyond me in the fields the sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still.                Archibald Lampman (1861–99)

Miles Hearn

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