Learn about the Plants of Ontario

Aspen Poplar
Common name: Aspen Poplar
Scientfic name: Populus tremuloides
Also known as: trembling aspen

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Bearberry
Common name: Bearberry
Scientfic name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Also known as: kinnikinnick

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Common name: Blue-Bead Lily
Scientfic name: Clintonia borealis
Also known as: clintonia

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Bunchberry
Common name: Bunchberry
Scientfic name: Cornus canadensis
Also known as: crackerberry, dwarf cornel

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Choke Cherry
Common name: Choke Cherry
Scientfic name: Prunus virginiana

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Coltsfoot
Common name: Coltsfoot
Scientfic name: Tussilago farfara

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Common Purple Lilac
Common name: Common Purple Lilac
Scientfic name: Syringa vulgaris

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Dandelion
Common name: Dandelion
Scientfic name: Taraxacum officinale

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Labrador tea
Common name: Labrador tea
Scientfic name: Rhododendron groenlandicum
Also known as: Ledum groenlandicum

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Larch
Common name: Larch
Scientfic name: Larix laricina
Also known as: tamarack, hackmatack

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Common name: Mayflower
Scientfic name: Epigaea repens
Also known as: trailing arbutus

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Mountain Avens
Common name: Mountain Avens
Scientfic name: Dryas integrifolia/ octopetala
Also known as: arctic and alpine dryad, white mountain avens

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Purple Saxifrage
Common name: Purple Saxifrage
Scientfic name: Saxifraga oppositifolia
Also known as: french knot moss

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Red Maple
Common name: Red Maple
Scientfic name: Acer rubrum
Also known as: swamp maple

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Star-flowered Solomon's Seal
Common name: Star-flowered Solomon’s Seal
Scientfic name: Maianthemum stellatum
Also known as: Solomon plume, wild spikenard

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Starflower
Common name: Starflower
Scientfic name: Trientalis borealis

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Trillium
Common name: Trillium
Scientfic name: Trillium grandiflorum
Also known as: white trillium

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Twinflower
Common name: Twinflower
Scientfic name: Linnaea borealis

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Weeping Forsythia
Common name: Weeping Forsythia
Scientfic name: Forsythia suspensa

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White Water Lily
Common name: White Water Lily
Scientfic name: Nymphaea odorata

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Wild Strawberry
Common name: Wild Strawberry
Scientfic name: Fragaria virginiana/vesca

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Yarrow
Common name: Yarrow
Scientfic name: Achillea millefolium
Also known as: milfoil

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