Lakeside daisy, copyright 2020 Andy Fyon.

Manitoulin Gold - A rare spiring wildflower growing on a Manitoulin Island Alvar.
Photo taken May 20, 2006.


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"Each stem of every flower conceals a thousand words - Be gentle with them" - translated after Fujiwara-no-Hirotsugu
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Alpine Wildflowers

Yukon Wildflowers

Giant Hogweed

Sudbury Wildflowers


Plant List

Selection by Colour

Flowering period

Waste area wildflowers

Wildflower Meadows

Wildflowers of deciduous and coniferous forests

Wildflowers and plants in wet areas (lakes, bogs, beaches)


Flowering Shrubs

Wildflowers and slide shows from other geographic areas: Bearskin Lake First Nation, Marten Falls First Nation, North Spirit Lake First Nation, Eabametoong First Nation, Webequie First Nation

Other "Plants"

Mushrooms + Fungi

Moss & lichen


Burwash Scenery

Seasonal images of Burwash (Spring, summer, fall, winter)

Burwash Area Images

Local Wildlife

Birds, Animals, Amphibians, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies, Scats and Tracks

Manitoulin Wildflowers

Manitoulin Alvar Types and Wildflowers

Shore alvar flowering plants

Open alvar pavement flowering plants

Grassland alvar flowering plants

Alvar Woodland flowering plants

Sand dune and beach plants

Items for Sale

Store - wildflower products + services

Wildflower Tours

Wildflower Note Cards

Wildflower Fridge Magnet

Wildflower Prints

Stock Images or Images for Personal and Commercial Use

Wildflower Identification Sheets

Alvar Wildflower Posters


Public Presentations on Geology and Wildflowers

Other Information


Invasive Plants

Plant Hardiness Map

Favorite Links

Reference Books

Guest Comments

Copyright Notice

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Illustrated on this site are photographs of some common wildflowers that grow in and around the city of Sudbury, Ontario, and elsewhere across Canada.  All flowers illustrated were photographed in their wild setting or habitat in, or close to, the city of Sudbury, or in the wild elsewhere across Canada. 

Location Map of Sudbury and Burwash Area


My goal is to increase the awareness of the types and habitats of wildflowers and some associated plants that grow near the City of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and wildflowers that grow in other localities in northern Ontario, Canada.  The content of the pages are designed for both adults and children. Some pages, such as the Burwash Area Wildlife page, are aimed primarily at children to help them better appreciate the different types of wildlife, where they live, and what their droppings, or scat, look like.


I am NOT a wildflower expert. Photography and wildflowers are hobbies. If you send a question to me, I will do my best to provide a timely answer. I do travel quite a lot so expect delays in my response, especially during the summer.

If you have a hotmail account, it is likely that my answer will NEVER reach you. Hotmail uses a robust spam filter and my ISP ( is frequently blocked. You can help by asking hotmail not to block

How To Use This Site:

Each wildflower entry is listed under:

The plant description gives concise information about the colour, leaf, stem, height, and sometimes other information about the flower and plant.

Flower Names:

The English and scientific names are included on these pages. The English name is the one more commonly known in Ontario. Some plants have several common names.  The Latin name is generally made of two words.  The first is the genus. The second word is the specific epithetis. Both names together make up the species name.  Often there are several species in a genus. For example, Goldenrods belong to the genus Solidago. Each type of Goldenrod has a different specific epithet  name, such as, Erect goldenrod (Solidago erecta).


I am not a professional botanist. This is a hobby. I have tried my best to correctly identify the plants. I have tried my best to correctly name the plants.  However, many species are distinguished by subtle differences that are not readily visible to the eye - especially to the non-specialist, such as I am. If there is an error, please let me know.


Hardiness Zone:

The plant hardiness zone of Sudbury is 4a. Some plants illustrated grow on Manitoulin Island, southwest of Sudbury. The hardiness zone of Manitoulin Island is 5.

See the Plant Hardiness Map for areas in eastern Canada.

Non-technical Presentations and "Talks:

I am available to deliver non-technical presentations to general audiences and nature groups on wildflowers, the relationship between wildflowers, flowering plants and geology, and the relationship between geology and society. Contact me for details:   Contact me for details.

A Word about Licensing Images

Are you interested in entering into a license agreement to use one of my images? I do offer a range of license agreements to meet the needs of most users. However, I do not give my images away. I ask for a small license fee to pay for the website, to cover my production costs. and to ensure that you REALLY want to use one of my images.

Remember, copyright for all my images is protected by international law.

Click the button for information about copyright and licensing.

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CAUTION - Culinary and medicinal use of plants

Andy's Northern Ontario Wildflowers does not encourage, recommend, promote, or endorse any folk remedies, cooking practices, or various uses of any plant described on this web site. I include information about medicinal of culinary uses of plants for historical and cultural interest. Please, do not use the medicinal or culinary information for human consumption. Many plants are toxic or can cause unpleasant or adverse reactions if used or encountered carelessly.

How well do you know the poisonous plants that occur in Ontario.
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Who is Andy Fyon?

How to Contact Me:

Please use email to connect with me. I am frequently on the road and I cannot always access a telephone - voice messages will not work!  Email is limited while I am travelling, but better than voice messages. Forgive me if I have not returned a voice message.

Andy Fyon
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

- Click on the name of the habitat of interest - 

Habitat button

Plant Watch

Document the flowering periods for flowering plants in your geographic area.  The PlantWatch program enables "citizen scientists" to get involved by recording flowering times for selected plant species and reporting these dates to researchers through the Internet or by mail. When you submit your data electronically. Click here to find out how:

Check the page that illustrates flowering periods.

What Is Flowering in Sudbury Area? - Flowering Periods


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March 16, 2014

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