Alberta Wildflowers


Alberta Wild Rose

Alberta Wild Rose

We have a lot of Wild Roses (aka Rosa acicularis aka Prickly Roses) spread across the property. The wild rose became Alberta’s floral emblem in 1930. They are quite hardy and do well every year. They come in various shades of pink. Their stems are quite thick and the thorns are formidable!

Alberta Wild Rose


Western Wood Lily

Western Wood Lilies are scattered around our property, and range from a pale orange to almost red. They prefer well-drained humus-rich soils. This flower is the Provincial Flower of Saskatchewan.

Western Wood Lily

The Western Wood Lily Lilium philadelphicum is also known as the Western Red Lily, Philadelphia Lily, Prairie Lily or just Wood Lily. This common lily is often misidentified as the Tiger Lily . The Tiger Lily has a nodding orange flower, while the Wood Lily has a bright upright flower.

Western Wood Lily


Giant Hyssop

Giant Hyssop

The Giant Hyssop, aka Lavender Giant Hyssop. More information on the Giant Hyssop is available from Dave’s Garden and NatureNorth.


Tall Larkspur & Fireweed

Tall Larkspur & Fireweed

These wildflowers grow throughout the area. Tall Larkspur on the left and Fireweed on the right. The Tall Larkspur prefers moist to wet conditions. The Fireweed is quite prolific and aggressive.


Bunchberry

Bunchberry

The Bunchberry, Cornus canadensis (aka Canadian Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, or Bunchberry Dogwood).


Smooth Aster

Smooth Aster

Aster laevis