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Bow Valley Prov. Park – Report

Bow Valley Provincial Park Walk June 26

Terry, the intrepid bus driver, drove twelve of us to Bow Valley Provincial Park where we enjoyed a lovely walk around the Many Springs Trail. Along the way, we enjoyed a variety of spring flowers from the brilliant western wood lily to the demure bracted orchid. The following is a list of species we discovered:

Cut-leaved anemone


Yellow dryad

Shrubby cinquefoil

Bracted orchid

Western wood lily

Blue clematis

Western Canada violet

Star-flowered Solomon’s Seal (berries)

Wild Rose

Red osier dogwood

Pale Comandra

Northern bedstraw

White camas

Cut-leaved anemone

Meadow rue

Red paintbrush

Birchleaf spiraea

Bronze bells

Wild strawberry

Wolf willow

Late yellow locoweed

Buffaloberry (berries)

Brown-eyed Susan (Gaillardia)

Meadow Parsnip

Groundsel sp.

Common pink wintergreen


Showy locoweed


Common harebell

Wild clover

Wild blue flax

River alder

Northern black currant?

Purple vetch

Yellow peavine?

Northern hedysarum

Sweet cicely