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Articles about the wildflowers of the Gulf Islands.
May 15, 2014 | Lia Chalifour
Galiano Conservancy has managed the remarkable, again. It has managed to re-establish the imperilled White fairypoppy on Mount Sutil.
November 21, 1991 | Brenan Simpson
Did you know that Juniper is used to make Gin?
June 6, 1991 | Brenan Simpson
Coastal peoples have enjoyed three native wild onions...
January 17, 1991 | Brenan Simpson
The history and lore of the lowly Oregon Grape...
December 6, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
The history of BC's provincial flower.
Arbutus Berries and Menzies Larkspur
November 8, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
All of the famous British maritime explorers in the 18th and 19th centuries carried naturalists along with them...
July 5, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
The German common name for this plant is the ‘fingerhut’, meaning ‘thimble’...
June 21, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
Woodbine is another common name of the Honeysuckle...
June 7, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
We have a fairly commendable columbine...here on the Islands, which flowers, mainly by the roadsides, in late May and early June.
May 24, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
The botanic name of our lovely and endangered Chocolate Lily is Fritillaria lanceolata...
May 10, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
Drawings of the Scarlet Pimpernel date back to 512 A.D...
White Fawn Lily
April 26, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
Probably everyone who loves flowers has one particular favourite, mine is known as Easter Lily, White Fawn Lily, White Trout Lily and even Dog Tooth Violet...
Endangered Wildflower Species on the Gulf Islands
March 29, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
It's not only in the Amazon Basin that wild plants are disappearing forever, it's happening right here on the Gulf Islands too.
March 1, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
What nearly everyone calls a ‘geranium’ is actually a zonal pelargonium and not a geranium at all...
Sweet Briar and Snow Berries
February 1, 1990 | Brenan Simpson
Virtually none of our native wildflowers bloom at this time of year, yet both the Sweet Briar and Snow Berries offer winter colour.