Since it is summer for most of us, flowers abounds everywhere whether it be in your garden, on a front lawn or in any park in any city big or small... Some even grow by the roadside ! But which one are indigenous, hybrids or imported from other countries ?
In Québec there are hundreds of indigenous flowers, lots of them are found in the forest or in rural areas. I can name a few such as élisme commun, marguerite blanche (white daisy) lobélie du cardinal, l'anémone du Canada, l'iris versicolore, l'épervière orangée and so many others (sorry about this but tomorrow I'll post pictures).
What are the one who grow in your area like ? whatof their smell, texture, how longdo they live ? Is there a bit of the naturalist in you ?
Anyone is welcome to give us a taste of their own flowers and if they can show them...
Tussilage (Tussilago farfara)
Sanguinaire du Canada (Sanguinaria canadensis)
L'iris versicolore (Iris versicolor Linné)
Thé des bois
Orchidée sabot de la Vierge (Cypripedium acaule)
Orchidée (Cypripedium parviflorum)
chosen by Marc; some of his favorite Québec flowers
Muguet looks the same as Lily-of the-Valley. Does it have a sweet fragrance?
Pissenlit looks similar to dandelions. Does it have heavily indented leaves?
The last two look like a flower I bought once in Auss many moons ago. We knew them as either slipper purse or Purse Slipper.
The Marguerite Daisy was a favourite of my mothers and had them growing in her garden.
Amazing how flowers get spread around the world.
These were not supposed to be spread around the world but I guess in the same climatic and environmental conditions the same flowers have evolved. And yes pissenlit is dandelion; the last two are orchids (there are many many types of orchids and yes the first one is slipper purse... and lily of the valley is muguet...
Some things have gotten spread around the world because , of the colonial era, I believe, like rats and sparrows that are seen a lot in North American are not indigenous to it.