Check-out this poster of native plants that will beautify your garden while attracting butterflies, bees and birds. Learn more about Ontario Nature Youth Council’s pollinator campaign: www.ontarionature.org/protect/campaigns/pollinators.php
Springtime - Dogwood Tree Blooms - Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cornaceae native to eastern North America, from southern Maine west to southern Ontario, Illinois, and eastern Kansas, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas,
The Trillium. Ontario's Provincial Flower - While it is a popular belief that it is illegal to pick the common Trillium grandiflorum (white trillium) in Ontario, in reality they are only protected in provincial parks and land owned by conservation authorities. However, the rare Trillium flexipes (drooping trillium) is protected by law in Ontario, because of its very small Canadian population.
Fireweed (Epilobium spp.): --shoots are edible raw. --young leaves are edible raw. --flowers are edible raw. --flower bud clusters can be cooked as vegetable. --stem pith can be added to soups as thickener. --varieties in the Pacific Northwest are Common fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) and Dwarf fireweed (Epilobium latifolium). --grows in open, disturbed areas in foothill, montane, alpine and subalpine regions. warning: may act as a laxtative if eaten in quantity.
Trillium (trillium, wakerobin, tri flower, birthroot, birthwort) is a genus of about 40–50 species of perennial flowering plants native to temperate regions of North America and Asia. The flower has three green or reddish sepals and usually three petals in shades of red, purple, pink, white, yellow, or green. There are six stamens at the center. There are three stigmas that are borne on a very short style, if any.