Te beautiful Water-Shields (also called Dollar Bonnets) on Black lake continue to inspire John Parsons. Fittingly, he is this year’s designer of the famous Dunany Quilt which you will all be able to see along with some of his other works, at the Dunany Country Club on August 1.
Have a look at this relaxing 8.51 minute new video which he and Jennifer recently put together.
The Water Shield’s real name is Brasenia schreberi. It is native to North America. Its long leaf stalks reach all the way to the bottom where they attach to a long creeping root that is anchored in the mud.
It is quite common in Laurentian lakes. A 2016-17 survey of aquatic plants in 46 lakes which included Clear and Curran found that it was the 2nd most common aquatic plant in the lakes of Argenteuil that were surveyed.