Vegetation

FONHS Guided Walk

Here is a list of the flowers that John McFaul helped us find on Nose Hill on Wednesday night, May 17, 2017. Many of these can be found pictured in May Count of Flowers Short List.

Star-flowered Solomon's Seal
Bastard Toadflax
Fieldmouse-ear chickweed
Prairie crocus
Stinkweed
Wild Strawberry
Three flowered avens
Early cinquefoil
Early yellow locoweed
Golden bean
Early blue violet
Western Canada violet

Mountain shooting star
Wolley gromwell
Smooth blue beardtongue
Northern bedstraw
Pussytoes
Willow
Buckbrush
Northern gooseberry
Saskatoon
Silverberry
Canada buffaloberry

 



Flowers found on the Hill



Shooting Star



Crocus



Three Flowered Avens



Flax



Fireweed



Golden Bean



Lupin



Prairie Rose



Harebell



Toadflax (Noxious Weed)



Vetch



Purple Bellflower (Niusance Weed)




Two ecoregions occur in Calgary, Aspen Parkland and Fescue Grass. Nose Hill lies within the Fescue Grass Ecoregion

The lists below show the percentage of various plant community types which occur on the Hill.

Deciduous Tree Cover Types

1.7%.....Aspen/Rose
1.2%.....Aspen/Smooth Brome
<1%......Balsam Poplar/Rose
<1%......Aspen/Snowberry


Deciduous Shrub Cover Types

2.1%.....Rose/Snowberry
1.9%.....Willow/Snowberry
1.8%.....Snowberry
1.2%.....Poplar/Dandelion
<1%......Choke Cherry/Snowberry
<1%......Saskatoon/Snowberry
<1%......Wolfwillow/Bluegrass


Herbaceous Cover Types

23.7%....Rough Fescue-Parry Oatgrass
18%......Bluegrass
14%......Western Wheatgrass-Bluegrass Phase
13.8%....Rough Fescue-Golden Bean
10%......Smooth Brome
3.8%.....Smooth Brome-Quack Grass
2.8%.....Western Wheatgrass
<1%......Alfalfa-Wheatgrass
<1%......Needle Grass-Parry Oatgrass


(Source of Information: Biophysical and Land Use Inventory and Analysis of Nose Hill Park, December 1993, For the City of Calgary.)