Get Ready for Seedy Saturday: Canadensis Invites You to Ottawa’s Spring Tradition!
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Get Ready for Seedy Saturday: Canadensis Invites You to Ottawa’s Spring Tradition!

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the excitement of Ottawa’s Seedy Saturday event! This year, we are thrilled to announce that Canadensis will be a part of this beloved tradition. Join us on March 2, 2024, at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road, Ottawa, for a day filled with all things green and growing.

Never too late to learn about plants!
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Never too late to learn about plants!

The realization that it is never too late to learn about plants unveils an enriching journey of discovery, fostering a deeper appreciation for the intricate tapestry of botanical life. Whether you are a seasoned enthusiast or a novice eager to explore the wonders of the plant world, the learning process is a testament to the resilience of curiosity.

Plants of National Botanical Significance: Thank Yew! A Cancer-fighter from the Forest Floor

Plants of National Botanical Significance: Thank Yew! A Cancer-fighter from the Forest Floor

In mature forests, the towering trees attract most of the attention, but, sometimes, the less dominant plants also have interesting stories to tell. Dwelling in the shady understory of eastern North American forests is a prostrate, spreading shrub with national botanical significance in Canada because of its crucial role in human medicine. The Canada yew, Taxus…

Canada Goldenrod: Much Maligned and Misjudged

Canada Goldenrod: Much Maligned and Misjudged

The Canada goldenrod is scientifically known as Solidago Canadensis. Other common names of the flower are Giant Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod, and Rough. The plant has a bad reputation for causing allergy symptoms during the summer. However, the culprit for hay fever is wind-pollinated plants, which this goldenrod is not. The bountiful swarm of insects found…

Canadensis Species in the Spotlight: The Eastern Hemlock

Canadensis Species in the Spotlight: The Eastern Hemlock

The eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) fails as a Christmas tree. It drops its needles quickly after it is cut down. This leaves the species of canadensis without a Christmas tree for the holidays. Native to our eastern Canadian landscape, the silent “t” Tsuga canadensis of the Pinaceae family, nicknamed the hemlock spruce or Canadian hemlock,…