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Irises By Beaver Lake
More of what you are seeing here is invasive. The Yellow Iris's (Yellow Flag Iris) block out cattails that should be growing here. Most of the lilies you see are fragrant water lily - again invasive. The native lilies are yellow.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2006 > Irises By Beaver Lake
A European species invasive in North America - Thanks Michael F (from UBC Botanical Garden.
Species: Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs, common toadflax)
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > May 2007 > Common Toadflax
Scotch Broom - Cytisus scoparius, is a sad story for BC. It's an invasive shrub that was introduced to Vancouver Island in 1850. Now it's found all over the island, and on the mainland, generally where soil has been disturbed. It can push out endemic plants.
Species: Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom)
John Harvey Photo > Pender Island for the May Long Weekend > Scotch Broom
Ivy Leaved Cyclamen
This is an interesting plant. It's an invasive here - it likes to live in the same space as Garry Oak trees which are most threatened (and smallest) ecosystem in BC. This plant is a large tuber that flowers in the fall - you can buy it at Gardenworks. The small varigrated leaf on the ground in front of the left most flower is a plant leaf (the flowers come up first). The leaf in the background is a from a Rhododendron.
Species: Cyclamen hederifolium
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > September 2013 > Ivy Leaved Cyclamen