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Plants

The Louis Calder Center maintains an herbarium with voucher specimens of plants at and near the field station.

This checklist was compiled by Faith Kostel-Hughes and John Wehr. This plant list is preliminary and we welcome information on species not yet listed.

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SCIENTIFIC NAME - COMMON NAME

Trees
Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple
Acer platanoides - Norway Maple
Acer rubrum - Red Maple
Acer saccharum - Sugar Maple
Aesculus hippocastanum - Horsechestnut
Ailanthus altissima - Tree of Heaven
Betula lenta - Sweet Birch; Cherry Birch
Betula populifolia - Gray Birch
Carya cordiformis - Bitternut Hickory
Carya ovata - Shagbark Hickory
Castanea dentata - Chestnut
Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood
Crataegus sp(p.) - Hawthorn
Fagus grandifolia - American Beech
Fraxinus americana - White Ash
Ginkgo biloba - Maiden-hair Tree
Juglans nigra - Black Walnut
Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweet Gum
Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree
Magnolia kobus - Kobus Magnolia
Morus alba - White Mulberry
Nyssa sylvatica - Black Tupelo; Black Gum
Picea abies - Norway Spruce
Pinus strobus - White Pine
Pinus sylvestris - Scotch Pine
Populus sp. - Cottonwood
Prunus serotina - Wild Black Cherry
Pyrus communis - Pear
Pyrus coronaria - Sweet Crab Apple
Quercus alba - White Oak
Quercus prinus - Rock Chestnut Oak
Quercus rubra - Northern Red Oak
Quercus velutina - Black Oak
Rhus glabra - Smooth Sumac
Robinia pseudoacacia - Black Locust
Salix bebbiana - Beaked Willow
Sassafras albidum - Sassafras
Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress
Thuja occidentalis - Northern White Cedar
Tilia americana - Basswood; American Linden
Tsuga canadensis - Eastern Hemlock
Ulmus americana - American Elm
Ulmus rubra - Slippery Elm

Cornus florida
Shrubs
Berberis thunbergii - Japanese Barberry
Clethra alnifolia - Sweet pepperbush
Cornus amomum - Silky Dogwood
Euonymus alatus - Winged Burning Bush
Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel
Hydrangea arborescens - American Hydrangea
Ilex glabra - Inkberry
Ilex verticillata - Winterberry; Black Alder
Kalmia latifolia - Mountain Laurel
Ligustrum vulgare - Common Privet
Lindera benzoin - Spice Bush
Philadelphus inodorus - Appalachian Mock-orange
Physocarpus opulifolius - Ninebark
Potentilla fruticosa - Shrubby Five-fingers
Rhododendron calendulaceum - Flame Azalea
Rhododendron maximum - White Laurel; Rosebay
Rhododendron viscosum - Swamp Azalea
Rosa multiflora - Multiflora Rose
Rubus allegheniensis - Common Blackberry
Rubus phoenicolasius - Wineberry
Spiraea alba (var. latifolia) - Meadowsweet
Spiraea X bumalda cultivar - Bumald Spiraea
Stephanandra incisa - Cutleaf Stephanandra
Syringa vulgaris - Common Lilac
Viburnum acerifolium - Maple-leaved Arrow wood
Viburnum dentatum - Arrow Wood








Rhododendron sp.
Vines
Akebia quintata - Akebia
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata - Porcelainberry
Calystegia sepium - Hedge Bindweed
Celastrus orbiculatus - Oriental Bittersweet
Convolvulus arvensis - Field Bindweed
Lonicera japonica - Japanese Honeysuckle
Smilax rotundifolia - Catbrier; Greenbrier
Solanum dulcamara - Bittersweet Nightshade
Herbs
Achillea millefolium - Common Yarrow
Agastache nepetoides - Catnip Giant Hyssop
Alisma subcordatum - Southern Water Plantain
Alliaria petiolata - Garlic Mustard
Allium vineale - Field Garlic; Scallions
Apocynum cannabinum - Hemp Dogbane
Arctium minus - Common Burdock
Arisaema triphyllum - Jack-in-the-pulpit
Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra - Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly-Weed
Aster cordifolius - Common Blue Heart-leaved Aster
Aster divaricatus - White Heart-leaved Aster
Bidens cernua - Bur Marigold
Chelidonium majus - Celandine
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum - Oxeye Daisy
Cichorium intybus - Chicory
Cirsium arvense - Canada Thistle
Cirsium vulgare - Bull Thistle
Commelina communis - Asiatic Day-Flower
Cyperus strigosus - False Nutsedge
Daucus carota - Wild Carrot; Queen Anne’s Lace
Dianthus armeria - Deptford Pink
Dicentra cucillaria - Dutchman’s Breeches
Duchesnea indica - Indian Strawberry
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Eleocharis sp. - Spikerush
Elodea canadensis - Canadian pondweed
Erigeron annuus - Daisy Fleabane
Erigeron philadelphicus - Philadelphia Fleabane
Erythronium americanum - Yellow Trout Lily
Eupatorium rugosum - White Snakeroot
Euthamia graminifolia - Flat-Topped Goldenrod
Galium triflorum - Sweet-Scented Bedstraw
Helenium flexuosum - Southern Sneezeweed
Helianthus tuberosus - Jerusalem Artichoke
Hieracium caespitosum - Field Hawkweed
Hypericum perforatum - Common St. John’s-wort
Impatiens capensis - Touch-Me-Not; Jewelweed
Iris prismatica - Slender Blue Flag
Iris pseudacorus - Water Flag; Yellow Flag
Leonurus cardiaca - Motherwort; Lion’s Tail
Lilium lancifolium - Tiger Lily
Linaria vulgaris - Butter-and-Eggs
Lobelia inflata - Indian tobacco
Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia
Lychnis chalcedonica - Maltese Cross
Lythrum salicaria - Purple Loosestrife
Melilotus alba - White Sweet Clover
Mentha x piperita - Peppermint
Monotropa uniflora - Indian Pipe
Myosotis scorpioides - Forget-Me-Not
Najas flexilis - Slender Water-nymph
Oenothera biennis - Evening Primrose
Oxalis corniculata - Creeping Yellow Wood Sorrel
Oxalis stricta - Common Yellow Wood Sorrel
Pachysandra terminalis - Japanese Spurge
Penstemon digitalis - Tall White Beardtongue
Physalis heterophylla - Clammy Ground Cherry
Plantago major - Common Plantain
Polygonum cuspidatum - Knotweed; Mexican Bamboo
Polygonum hydropiperoides - False Waterpepper
Polygonum pensylvanicum - Pennsylvania Smartweed
Pontederia cordata - Pickerelweed
Potamogeton amplifolius - Bigleaf Potamogeton
Potamogeton diversifolius -  Snailseed; Pondweed
Potentilla argentea - Silvery Cinquefoil
Potentilla norvegica - Strawberryweed; Rough Cinquefoil
Prunella vulgaris - Self-Heal
Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup
Rudbeckia fulgida - Eastern Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima - Black-eyed Susan
Rumex crispus - Curly Dock
Sagittaria latifolia - Common Arrowhead
Saponaria officinalis - Soapwort; Bouncing Bet
Silene vulgaris - Bladder Campion
Sisyrinchium atlanticum - Eastern Blue-eyed Grass
Solanum nigrum - Black Nightshade
Solidago juncea - Early Goldenrod
Solidago rugosa - Wrinkle-Leaved Goldenrod
Stellaria longifolia - Long-leaved Stitchwort
Symplocarpus foetidus - Eastern Skunk Cabbage
Taraxacum officinale  - Common Dandelion
Trifolium aureum - Palmate Hop-Clover
Trifolium hybridum - Alsike Clover
Trifolium pratense - Red Clover
Trifolium repens  - White Clover
Typha angustifolia - Narrow-Leaved Cattail
Vallisnera americana - Water Celery
Verbascum thapsus - Common Mullein
Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed
Veronica officinalis - Common Speedwell
Vicia cracca - Bird Vetch
Zizania aquatica - Wild rice



Arisaema triphyllum



























































Typha angustifolia
Ferns and Fern Allies
Adiantum pedantum - Maidenhair fern
Athyrium filix-femina - Lady Fern
Equisetum arvense - Horestail; Bottle-brush
Lycopodium sp. - Clubmoss
Polystichum acrostichoides - Christmas Fern
Thelypteris noveboracensis - New York Fern
Dennstaedtia punctilobula - Hay-scented Fern
Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern

Fern


Equisetum arvense

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