Wilfrid Laurier Herbarium (Biology)
Medicinal Plants in Flora of Ontario (Field Course) 2009
Everyone agreed that BI367 Field BotanyóMedicinal Plants in Flora of Ontario (Module # 10 Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology) was a success this year. We ended up with schnitzels, beers and hugs on May 23rd, 2009. The two very intense weeks passed in the blink of an eye. Everyone escaped unharmed and hopefully more knowledgeable and appreciative of the plants of Ontario and their medicinal uses.
I thank everyone for attending, and Michael Wright for helping me teach this couse. Best of luck in your future endeavors!
Please see a few random photos taken during the course.
2009-Team: the love for the instructor
Mysterious sign that we didnít follow at Dickson Wilderness Area
Trillium grandiflorum infected with mycoplasma
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) flowers
Everyone in a forest of Equisetum hyemale
Inside the sheath of Carex stricta
Mitella diphylla (Two-leaved bishop's cap)
Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine)
Going inside the spadix of Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
White trillium listening to the forest
Under the Mayapple leaf (Podophyllum peltatum)
Thalictrum dioicum (male) flowers
The four musketeers (Adeeb, Dan, Jamal & Gurki) at RBG
Good girls taking notes - Jenna and Jasmine
Lilly-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis): nice and with cardiac glycosides
Dan gone Zen (don't be deceived by appearances!)
under the national tree of Japan (Prunus serrulata, Japanese cherry)
Stephanie -- improvised protection against the flies
young leaf of Polypodium virginianum
Caulophyllum thalictroides -- Blue chohosh --a herbal remedy not to be taken casually!
I wish I had those roots...(Thuja occidentalis)
Belgian Nurseries: a true botanical garden
Stamens of Verbascum phoeniceum
Iris spp., Guelph Arboretum
Narcissus poeticus, Guelph Arboretum
Doronicum spp., Guelph Arboretum
Look what I found! Samara of Ulmus americanus
What are they looking at?
Didynamous androecium Lamium purpureum
What have I done to these people?
Hiding inside the flower of Digitalis
Canada's next top model for bog-fashion -- Adeeb
Drosera rotundifolia (carnivorous)
Labrador tea -- Ledum groenlandicum
Bill, Jenna, Reena & Stephanie
Kalmia polifolia (Bog laurel)
downward hairs in the hungry pitcher-leaves of Sarracenia purpurea (Pitcher-plant)
Army-like aligned stems of Juncus balticus on the beach at Singing Sands
Is Georgian Bay water really this beautiful? No, in reality it is even more so!
"Tropical-like" but in Bruce Peninsula
Geogian Bay seen from the Bruce Trail
A few on the rocks at Bruce Peninsula