Canadian Anemone ( Anemone canadensis )

Opinion is divided on the origin of its name. Content yourself with looking at the beauty of the leaves and the plainness of the flower.

                                               Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

This flower is called Everlasting because it is densely built-up and keeps its shape while drying.

                          New York Aster ( Aster novi-belgii )

This flower is lasting till October in Quebec. As you see it may have many colours.

                           Queen Anne's Lace  ( Daucus carota )

Nature is sometimes a lacemaking machine...

 Believe it or not this wild carrot is a weed !  

                          Strigose Fleabane (erigeron strigosus)  

With its slim petals it is smaller than its cousin Daisy. And it has many flowers on the same stalk. It is widespread.

      Canadian Burnet ( Sanguisorba canadensis )  

This is a northeastern flower. It is abundant around Quebec City but rare around Montreal.

Some people call it " Bottle Brushes."

Pipsissewa ( Chimaphila umbellata )              

The generic name means :  "Loves winter " In fact this plant's shiny evergreen leaves resist to the cold. The peculiar aspect of the flower is lovely.

  Shinleaf  (Pyrola elliptica)

It contains a drug closely related to Aspirin having a pain reducing effect. Pyrolas' leaves have been used as plasters mostly on shins.

White Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

  "She-loves-me, she-loves-me-not"

           It has made her name ! 

            Do you want to play ?

             Tall Meadow Rue  (Thalictrum polygamum)


The shape of its leaf is typical enough.  Wild Columbine's leaf is quite near but the flowers are so different !


 Bladder Campion ( Silene cucubalus )


The flower has a balloon-like calyx. That is why it was called Bladder Campion. Its latin name, refers to Silene, preceptor of Bacchus, who was short and potbellied. 

Children call them "Crackers" because they make a noise when  burst on the back of the hand.