Wood Betony

Wood Betony

Wood Betony is a valuable native flower that is an indicator of pristine prairies. Its’ roots attach to the roots of nearby plants and uptake nutrients. Thereby, wood betony parasitizes other plants, using them as a water and nutrient source. This parasitism helps reduce the vigor of the tall prairie plants.

Ironwood

The Ironwood makes a great backyard tree as it is resistant to many disease and insect problems. It tends to blend in with other trees and is commonly labelled as inconspicuous. Other names: Hop-hornbeam, Bois dur, Bois de fer

Red Maple

The red maple bears brilliant coloured foliage and nutrition for many types of animals. It is also commonly used to make furniture and flooring. Other names: Swamp Maple, Soft Maple, Water Maple, Plaine, Plaine rouge

Red Oak

The Red Oak contains acorns which are edible following a procedure of boiling or soaking to remove tannins (plant compounds that may reduce your bodies ability to absorb nutrients if consumed in high amounts.)

Saskatoon

While the Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, they are more closely related to the apple family. When they are fully mature, berries are sweet and have a delectable fruit flavour. Other names: Saskatoon-berry, Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)

Silver Maple

The silver maple is very similar to the red maple. The difference is its leaves turn yellow or brown and not red, in autumn. Sometimes, the trunks are hollow which creates space for wildlife to live in. Other names: Soft Maple, White Maple, Plaine blanche, Plaine de France

Snowberry

The Snowberry is a great addition to many types of landscapes or gardens as an ornamental shrub, as it is easy to care for and very low maintenance. Other names: Wax-berry, (Symphoricarpos racemosus), Ghostberry

Staghorn Sumac

The Staghorn Sumac is not recommended in small gardens as it suckers and spreads quickly. It is a pleasing sight, especially in the fall, when leaves turn extremely colourful. Other names: Vinegar-tree, (Rhus hirta, Sumac amarante)

Sugar Maple

The Sugar Maple can live for more than 200 years. Its colours peak in the fall, when the leaves turn bright yellow, orange and red. Other names: Hard Maple, Rock Maple, Érable franc, Érable franche

Downy Serviceberry

The Downy Serviceberry provides food for over 40 species of birds. The berries can be used to make jams or pies and taste almost like the berries from the Highbush Blueberry. Other names: Juneberry, Saskatoon, Shadbush, Indian Pear, Amélanchier arbre

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