Wintergreen: in spring and summer, fragrant wintergreen shrubs sport delicate little white bell-like flowers. In winter, festive red berries appear.
Coneflower: butterflies flock to coneflowers all summer long in Ontario meadows. Known as echinacea, the vibrant purple flowers make an immune-boosting tea.
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.
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 offive trilliums native to Ontario, is a provincial icon.