The Wildflowers of the Lake











Long time residents of the lake become very attentive to the changes of the seasons.  They learn to identify the wildflowers and know when their flowers blossom and their fruit ripen.  What follows are pictures of the plants, their names, and the dates.  It is hoped that this will encourge more people to pay attention to the treasures at their feet.

The dates are when the photographs were taken, and whenever possible they were taken on the first day they were noticed.  

Members are encouraged to supplement this list.  E-mail a photograph, identification, and date observed to or join the Canada Lake Wildflowers Facebook Group and post your photographs there along with identifications and dates. You are also encouraged to correct or supplement the descriptions of the plants.  The texts should reflect the collective knowledge of the community.

Useful Resources:


Adirondack Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs at the Paul Smith's Visitor Interpretive Center: click here

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: click here.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: Plants Database: click here


The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Eastern Region, New York, 1979 (there is an iPhone app version).

William K. Chapman, Valerie A. Chapman, et al., Wildflowers of New York in Color, Syracuse, 1998. 

Anne McGrath and Joanne Treffs, Wildflowers of the Adirondacks, North Country Books, 1981.

Photo Credits: AF=Allen Farber; AW= Amy Webb; BC= Betsy Cannon; BM= Barbara Michaels; CG=Cat Graves; CK= Cynthia Knapp; DC= Debbie Correll; JB=Julia Butler; JD=Jane Davis;  LL= Lilka Lichtneger; MA=Mike Adamovic: RC= Rhea Costello; SM= Sue Mitchell; SS=Steve Smith.


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