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Meadowvale Conservation Area

doady

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All photos taken on June 09, 2018.


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Great pics @doady

All photos taken on June 09, 2018





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Non-native, invasive known as 'Dame's Rocket' Pretty plant, but a problem just the same. Can be picked right out of the ground (de-rooted) very easily. Feel free (if you can ID it properly to pick a bouquet!

Fleabane - Native, often confused w/assorted Aster species but blooms earlier in the year.



The big leaves in the left foreground and right background are wild grape. Native to Ontario. Actually produces grapes; fairly tasty after the first frost, especially. Good species, but often considered
Native invasive in that it can go nuts if it likes the habitat and can scale and kill fairly large trees. (max. height around 17M/55ft























 

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Wow, thank you for identifying those plants! I didn't know it is Dame's rocket, I thought it was a cress flower. I also confused fleabane with aster.

I don't know anything so I have to use ontariowildflowers.com to try to identify them but it is hard.
 

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Wow, thank you for identifying those plants! I didn't know it is Dame's rocket, I thought it was a cress flower. I also confused fleabane with aster.

I don't know anything so I have to use ontariowildflowers.com to try to identify them but it is hard.

You're quite welcome.

It can be hard, its not really my area of expertise, but something I picked up by working with people whose expertise it is.

Fleabane is the only 'aster' you'll see in bloom before July in Ontario.

It also has more, narrower petals than any of the Asters, more like a fringe.

Cressflower is not present, to the best of my knowledge in the GTA; also most cresses would be a lot shorter than Dame's Rocket which can be 3ft high. Cresses tend to be a good deal shorter.

Different leaf too.
 

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