Elderberry flower

The Elderberry


Elderberry: in late summer along nature trails, shining clusters of dark reddish-purple elderberries hang jewel-like in the sun. Ripe elderberries make wonderful pies, wine and fall tonics.

Wintergreen flower

The Wintergreen


Wintergreen: in spring and summer, fragrant wintergreen shrubs sport delicate little white bell-like flowers. In winter, festive red berries appear.

The Wintergreen elevation
Coneflower flower

The Coneflower



Coneflower: butterflies flock to coneflowers all summer long in Ontario meadows. Known as echinacea, the vibrant purple flowers make an immune-boosting tea.

Coneflower elevation
Marigold flower

The Marigold


Marigold: Ontario’s marsh marigold likes to appear after the snow disappears. Also known as cowslips, the brilliant yellow flowers cluster in sunny areas near water.

Marigold elevation
Trillium flower

The Trillium


Trillium: this much-loved spring flower can be found on forest floors, soaking up sunshine for a few short weeks before leaves appear. The White Trillium, one of  five trilliums native to Ontario, is a provincial icon.

Trillium elevation