The Amazing Abundance of Summer’s End

This blog is written by guest blogger Sherry Nigro. I love wildflowers. As a kid growing up on a farm I would collect the local species and press them in old magazines and newspapers. Wildflowers mark our seasons so once summer starts to wind down, we can expect Goldenrod and fall asters to dominate the ditches and fields.   Did you know there are 32 species of Goldenrod blooming across all of Canada? And that the young leaves and seeds are edible? And that Goldenrod was used as a commercial source of rubber early in the 20th century?   There is also a large number of species of flowers belonging to the Astereae tribe in Canada. For example, there are an about 150 native asters, a… read more →