Riparian North

Palette of Native Plant Species



Species of native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants currently found in the Riparian North project area. By studying the particlar benefits  or ecological services (or liabilities) provided by each, we will consider enhancements that might derive from increasing or decreasong their numbers. We will also identify additional species that might be introduced that would extend these benefits/service in specific ways.
From these considerations, we will work toward a plan for making actural changes to the site, which will, in turn, lead to further observation and assessment.

type index common name biological name number note
Trees
1 American Elm Ulmus americana 10
2 Apple Malus domestica 1
3 Black Cherry Prunus serotina 10 host of diseases
4 Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia 10 medicinal
5 Black Walnut Juglans nigra 10 frill cutting
6 Box Elder Acer negundo 1
7 Crack Willow Salix fragilis 1
8 Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica 10
9 Hawthorn Crataegus sp. 1
10 Hophornebeam Ostrya virginiana 1 introduced along streambank
11 Hybrid Poplar Populus deltoides x  nigra 1
12 Oriental Bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus 100
13 Pagoda Dogwood cornus alternifolia 10
14 Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides 10
15 Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana 1
16 Red Maple Acer rubrum 1
17 Red Oak Querus rubra 10
18 Serviceberry Amelanchier canadensis 1
19 Shagbark Hickory  Carya ovataq 10 seedlings
20 Speckel alder Alnus ihcana 10
21 Swamp White Oak Quereus bicolor 1
22 White Pine Pinus strobus 10
23 Winterberry Ilix verticillata 1
Shrubs
1 American Plum Prunus americana 10 managed
2 Arrowwood Viburnum V. dentatum 10 introduced
3 Autumn Olive Eleaganus umbellata 10 invasive, spraying
4 Barberry Berberis 10 invasive, spraying
5 Black Rasberry Rubus occidentalis 1000
6 Blackhaw Viburnum V. prunifolium 1
7 Cranberry Viburnum V. triobum 10
8 Gray Dogwood Cornus racemosa 100
9 Honeysuckle Lonicera spp. 10 invasive, spraying
10 Multiflora Rose Rosa multiflora 10 invasive, spraying
11 Nannyberry V. lentago 10
12 Privet Oleaceae 10
13 Shrub Willow (1) Salix sp. 1
14 Shrub Willow (2) Salix sp. 1
15 Spckled Alder Alnus incana 100
16 Spicebush Lindera benzoin 10
17 Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhinas 10
Vines
1 American Bittersweet  Celastrus scandens 100 (Native)
2 Cucumber Vine Echinocystis lobata 100 (Wild)
3 Fox Grape Vitis labrusca 100
4 Oriental Bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus 100
5 Poisin Ivy Toxicodendron radicans 100
6 Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia 100
Herbaceous
1 Arrow-Leaved Tearthumb Persicaria sagittata 100
1 Asparagus Asparagus officinalis
2 Blackberry Rubus rosaceae 100
3 Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum 10
4 Buttercup Ranunculus acris
5 Canada Lily Lilium canadense
6 Canada Thistle Cirsium arvense
7 Daisy Bellis perennis
8 Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis
9 Dock Rumex crispus
10 Golder Ragwort Packera aurea
11 Goldernrod  Solidago spp.
12 Green Headed Conefloweer Rudbeckia laciniata
13 Hawkweed Hieracium
14 Indian Hemp Apocynum cannabinum  (Dogbane)
15 Jewelweed Impatiens capensis medicinal
16 Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium fistulosum 10
17 Loosestrive (Whoreled Yellow) Lysimachia quadrifolia
18 Moneywort Lysimachia nummularia
19 New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
20 Pennsylvania Smartweed Polygonum pensylvanicum
21 Pink Wild Bean Strophostyles umbellata 1000
22 Pinks Dianthus
23 Purple Loosestrive Lythrum salicarria
24 Ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia  100
25 Sensitive Feern Onoclea sensibili
26 Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides
27 Sweet Flag Acorus calamus
28 Tall Meadow Rue Thalictrum pubescens 10
29 Teasel Dipsacus fullonum
30 Water Hemlock Cicuta maculata deadly
31 White Avens Genum canadense ?
32 White Clover Trifolium repens
33 Willowleaf Amsoinia Amsonia tabernaemontana
34 Yellow Salsify Tragopogon dubius
Graminoids
1 Horsetail Equisetum arvense
2 Peat Moss Spagnum
1 Reed Canary Grass Phalaris arundinacea
2 Rice Cutgrass Leersia oryzoides
3 Soft Rush Juncus effusus
4 Tussock Sedge Carex stricta
Total 84