Wildflowers


Native & Common Wildflowers

Welcome to our online guide to some native & common wildflowers. These guides will showcase some of our native and non-native wildflowers that you’ll find throughout PEI’s forests and fields. Each guides tries to include information on habitat & identification, as well as provide some pictures to showcase how beautiful our native plants are!



Baneberry

Blue Flag Iris

Bunchberry

Cattail

Coneflower

Aster

Yellow Violet

Swamp milkweed

Joe Pye Weed

Twinflower

Sarsaparilla

Turtlehead

Starflower

Orchids

Trillium

Bluebead Lily

Daisy

Lady Slipper

Herb Robert

Fireweed

Nightshade


As you scroll through our guides, you’ll notice some guides have more information or better photos than others. We are always looking to increase the quality and accessibility of our nature guides.

If you are interested in helping us improve these guides, whether through photos, research, writing or website development, then please contact us via phone: (902) 651-2575 or email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

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9:00 am SWE Backyard Botanist I: Native ...
SWE Backyard Botanist I: Native ...
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Backyard Botanist I: Native Botany Participants of this half-day course will learn about the types of plants that can be found on PEI, from liverworts and mosses to trees and ferns. Using our native plant
1:00 pm SWE Backyard Botanist II: Pruning
SWE Backyard Botanist II: Pruning
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Backyard Botanist II: Pruning This course will focus on learning hands-on skills that you can take home to your yard to help ensure the vigour and beauty of your trees and shrubs. Over the four
Jun
27
Sat
9:00 am SWE Plant Identification I: Nati...
SWE Plant Identification I: Nati...
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Plant Identification I: Native Trees The course provides outdoor hands-on experience looking at leaves, buds, branches, bark and the basic patterns of native tree identification. We’ll also walk the Macphail Woods grounds to look at
1:00 pm SWE Plant Identification II: Shr...
SWE Plant Identification II: Shr...
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Plant Identification II: Shrubs and Beyond Shrubs provide habitat and food for wildlife as well as a staggering number of ecological benefits from nitrogen fixation to shoreline protection. This four-hour course will take us into
Jul
6
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9:00 pm Summer Camp: Young Ecologists Se...
Summer Camp: Young Ecologists Se...
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm
Young Ecologists: Session One This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and

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