Doon South – Flora

Dipsacus sylvestris (Teasel)  This does not grow on PEI.

Dipsacus sylvestris (Teasel) This does not grow on PEI.

While I was in Kitchener, Ontario, for Christmas, visiting my two-week old grandson, his siblings and parents, I took some time to explore the many paths and bridges which weave through a large residential area (subdivision?) just north of the 401 and the New Dundee Road.  The open areas are meant to control storm water and, in so doing, provide marsh and field habitat for birds, deer (seen two years ago, but may be getting forced out by the relentless construction of houses) and probably smaller mammals.

This post has a selection of seed heads and dried flowers from that walk.

No idea what these are; we don't have this plant in Prince Edward Island.

No idea what these are; we don’t have this plant in Prince Edward Island.

Pussywillows, cat tails, rough winds, no roses….

Pussy willows in late December...May  mean that  this plant will not do well in the spring since it has been very cold since then,

Pussy willows in late December…May mean that this plant will not do well in the spring since it has been very cold since then,

Typhaceae (Cat tail)

Typhaceae (Cat tail)

The little bit of colour on that gray day came from sumac, cranberries and the red stems of shrubs.

Rhus typhina (Staghorn sumac)

Rhus typhina (Staghorn sumac)

Probably Viburnum trilobum, (high bush cranberry)

Probably Viburnum trilobum, (high bush cranberry)

Only a couple of the plants looked better in black and white.

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Daucus carota (Queen Anne's Lace)

Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s Lace)

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8 comments on “Doon South – Flora

  1. Naomi says:

    I love these- I could look at them all day. I was going to say the black and whites were my favourite, but I also love the colours in the berries and pussy willows.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Thanks for your comments Naomi. I’m learning to see better in black and white, but sometimes documenting the colours seem more important.

  2. These are simply beautiful.

  3. This is sick, nice to see someone capturing Canada’s beauty!

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Thanks Darcy, I believe in your context that ‘sick’ is a compliment! I read a couple of your blog posts. I have photos of Thailand to where I, too, wandered 2 years ago but have yet to post. And I have posted on (the beauty of) Toronto a few times. Enjoy the rest of your stay in SE Asia.

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