Wild Flowers in a Wild Land

Wild rose

Rosa acicularis

Alberta's official flower

Late May - Early August

pink lady slipper

Venus' Slipper or FairySlipper

Calypso bulbosa

Delicate and rare

Mid May

ladysslipper

Yellow Lady's Slipper

Cipripedium calceolus

Late May - June

Franklin's Lady's Slipper

Franklin's Lady's Slipper

Cypripedium passerinum Richards

Late June - Mid-July

Spotted orchid

Spotted orchid/round leaved

Orchis rotundifolia (orchid)

Mid-June - Early July

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Myosotis alpestris (borage)

Late June - July

Old-man's Whiskers

Old-man's Whiskers/
Three-flowered avens

Geum triflorum (rose)

Mid-May - June

Elephant's head

Elephant's head/Little elephant

Pedicularis groenlandica (figwort)

Late June -Early August

Chickweed

Chickweed/starwort

Stellaria

May - August

Windflower

Windflower

Anemone multifida (buttercup)

Late May - Late June

butterwort

Butterwort

Pinguicula vulgaris (bladderwort)

June - July

Twin flower

Twin flower

Linnaea borealis (honeysuckle)

Late June - Late July

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's-ladder

Polemonium pulcherrimum (phlox)

Late May - Mid-July

Drummond's Anemone

Drummond's Anemone

Anemone drummondii (buttercup)

Early June - Mid-July

blue-eyed grass

Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium montanum (iris)
June and August

pink wintergreen

Common Pink wintergreen/Pyrola

Pyrola asarifolia (wintergreen)

Mid-June - Mid-August

Greenish-flowered Wintergreen

Greenish-flowered Wintergreen

Pyrola chlorantha

Late June

One-flowered Wintergreen

One-flowered Wintergreen/Single delight

Moneses uniflora (wintergren)

Late June - Late July

Yellow Montain Avens

Yellow Montain Avens

Dryas Drummondi Richards

Mid-June - Mid-July

Parsnip (Parsley)

Zizia aptera

Late May

moss_phlox

Moss phlox

Phlox subulata

Late May

saskatoon

Saskatoon (Serviceberry)

Amelanchier alnifolia

Late May

Lungwort (bluebell)

Mertensia paniculata (Borage)

Late May - Late July

harebell

Common Harebell

Campanula rotundifolia

June - September

pink

Mountain Pasque Flower

(Western Anemone var.)

Anemone Occidentalis

Late May - June

prairie_crocus

Prairie Crocus (Pasque flower)

Anemone patens (buttercup family)

March - May

False Solomon's seal

Smilacina racemosa

Mid May - Mid June


Early blue violet
Viola adunca
Late April - Early July

Bunchberry

Cornus canadensis

Early June - Late July


Everlasting

Antennaria

Mid May - Early July

Arnica

Arnica

Late May - August

wood lily

Wood lily

Lilium philadelphicum

Mid June - Mid July

Yellow columbine

Aquilegia flavescens

June - Early August

Kinnikinnik (Bearberry)

Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi

(flower detail inset)

Early May - July

buffalo_berry

Canadian Buffaloberry
(soopolallie or soap-berry)
Shepherdia canadensis
May (shrub)

labradortea
Labrador Tea
Ledum Groenlandicum
Early June - Early July


Broad-leaved willow-herb
Epilobium latifolium
Mid May - Early July


Fireweed
Epilobium angustifolium
Mid July - Late August

baneberry

Baneberry

Actaea rubra (buttercup)
Late May - June


Wild strawberry
Fragaria virginiana (Rose)
Early May - Late July

arrowhead

Arrowhead balsam root
Balsamorhiza sagittata
Mid-May - June

brown-eyed

Brown-eyed Susan
Gallardia aristata
Early June - September

bergamont

Wild Bergamont
Monarde fistuleuse
Mid-July - Mid-August

paintbrush

Red Paintbrush
Castilleja miniata
Mid-May - Late August

sticky geranium

Sticky Geranuim
Geranium viscosissimum
Late May - August

white geranuim

Wild White Geranium
Geranium richardsonii
Late May - Early July

sweet clover

Common Sweet Clover

Yellow and White

June - September

larkspur

Tall Larkspur
Delphinium glaucum

July - August

Wolf Willow

Wolf Willow/Silverberry

Elaeagnus commutata (oleaster)

Late May - Late June

Blue-green Willow

Scouler's Willow

Salix scouleriana

Late May - Late June

clematis
Blue clematis

Clematis occidentalis (buttercup)

Late May - June

mountain avens

White Mountain Avens

Dryas octopetala

Seen at treeline on Moose Mountain, June 21

cow parsnip

Cow Parsnip

Heracleum lanatum Michx.

July - August

Not to be confused with Hog weed., These monster plants can grow over 2m high with 30 cm wide leaves

dwarf blueberry

Dwarf Blueberry

Vaccinium cespitosm

Photo taken in West Bragg Creek, September 15

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