What's flowering of the North Shore Rugged Trail

The North Shore Rugged Trail in Parry Sound for all of its views and rocky beauty is not host to many wildflowers. There are some that have been blooming for the past three weeks but they will probably be ending their performance in the next week with the warmer temperatures that are forecast for the area.

Among the plants in flower now you can find blueberries, spring violets, pink corydalis and wild columbine. The columbine is rather localized and can be found where the trail overlooks Zhiishiib Rock. If you look around a little, particularly uphill, you will find several dozen plants in flower. The shot below was taken this past Thursday evening.

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) on the North Shore Rugged Trail 2017-06-08)

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) on the North Shore Rugged Trail 2017-06-08)