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Wildflowers along the David Thompson Highway, Alberta, Canada

By CarolineScott
October 11, 2013

This article discusses a few wildflowers found along the David Thompson Highway in West Central Alberta, Canada, in mid-July. Suggestions for growing them as garden plants are included. While the ideas on growing are given---please do not take plant material from the wild. Obtain the plant material from Native Plant growers/nurseries. Many wildflowers are in danger of extinction due to people harvesting wildflowers in the wild.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 11, 2013 7:37 AM CST
When I saw the White Camas I thought it would be related to the Genus Camassia. I don't normally look up classifications of plants, but had to check this out. Found out they are not even in the same family. One reference said they are both in the lily order, but it looks like some identifications were changed along the way. They do resemble each other, so I guess that is why some people got the two mixed up and ended up either very sick or dead when they ate the White Camas.

Enjoyed reading about the wildflowers in Canada, but hated to hear about the Western Wood Lily's demise if picked. Such a pretty flower.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 1, 2016 10:04 AM CST
I have just discovered a container with sprouts on this Western Wood Lily seeds.
So I am going to try to be part of the Conservation effort of this plant.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 2, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Way to go Caroline!

Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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