Schneiders Lot

birchhillslive plant identification, may 4

This past Thursday was my second field trip with my Plants of Ontario course to identify plants. We drove 30 minutes north of campus to Schneiders Lot and took a hike, stopping to view and identify various wildflowers, trees, and shrubs.

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After much deliberation, my classmate and I decided that we belive that this plant is a Common Blue Violet (Viola papilionacea). Originally we were torn between the Northern Blue Violet and the Common Blue Violet until we read that the NBV has slightly hairy leaf stalks and leaf undersurfaces.

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Toothwort, Dentaria diphylla.

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Canada Mayflower, Maianthemum canadense.

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Blue Cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides

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Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Hepatica acutiloba.

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Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum.

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Large-flowered Bellwort, Uvalaria grandiflora.

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I was lucky enough to find these two species together right before leaving the site for the day. The flower between my fingers is a Dutchman’s Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria, and the flower by my wrist is a Squirrel Corn, Dicentra canadensis.

Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris.

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