Summer's there with its multitude of blooming plants! In ditches, fields, clearings, appear clovers
, the Bladder campion
, cinquefoil, Hawkweed
, buttercups, tMeadow goatsbeard
, the Tufted vetch
and the Oxeye daisy
In the forest while the Bunchberry
and the Stemless lady's-slipper
throw their last fires, the Indian cucumber-root
and the Shinleaf
begin their blooms.
While returning to the La Gabelle Park I came across a colony of a old summer friend : the Garden bird's-foot trefoil. Better still, while collecting a few wild strawberries I discover a small unknown flower of me, it is the Snow-in-summer (that I was able to identify thanks to my invaluable book "Flore laurentienne"), escaped from gardens.
I was near the bank of St-Maurice (but 100 meters higher) when I decide to go there (pleasant ride to go, difficult way back top) because I saw a swampy clearing where I hope to find the Larger Blue-Flag
It's the day of the new species (at least for me) because halfway the river spreads out in front of me a carpet of Twin-flowers
! Farther down I effectively find my Blue-Flag, but furthermore, a other surprise, two small news ones than I would never have seen if I had not bent to take a picture of the Blue-Flag: some Small Forget-me-not
and a Marsh speedwell.
Yet a magnificent St-Jean-Batiste with a lot of discoveries, can't wait for next Holiday !