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 Apple (species) Malus domestica 1
4 Ash Fraxinus 10 dying out
5 Ash (Green) Fraxinus pennsylvanica 10
6 Black Cherry Prunus serotina 10 host of diseases
7 Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia 10
8 Black Walnut Juglans nigra 10 frill cutting
9 Box Elder Acer negundo 1
10 Crack Willow Salix fragilis 1
11 Hawthorn Crataegus sp. 1
12 Hickory (Shagbark) Carya ovataq 10 seedlings
13 Hophornebeam Ostrya virginiana 1 introduced along streambank
14 Hybrid Poplar Populus deltoides x  nigra 1
15 Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides 10
16 Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana 1
17 Red Maple Acer rubrum 1
18 Red Oak Querus rubra 10
19 Serviceberry Amelanchier canadensis 1
20 Shrub Willow (1) Salix ? 1
21 Shrub Willow (2) Salix ? 1
22 Speckel alder Alnus ihcana 10
23 SwamWhite Oak Quereus bicolor 1
24 White Pine Pinus strobus 1
25 White Pine Pinus strobus 10
26 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 Blackhaw Viburnum V. prunifolium 1
6 Cranberry Viburnum V. triobum 10
7 Gray Dogwood Cornus racemosa 100
8 Honeysuckle Lonicera spp. 10 invasive, spraying
9 Multiflora Rose Rosa multiflora 10 invasive, spraying
10 Nannyberry V. lentago 10
11 Rasberry Rubus occidentalis 1000
12 Shrub Williw Salix sp. 1
13 Spckled Alder Alnus incana 100
14 Spicebush Lindera benzoin 10
15 Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhinas 10
Vines
1 Bittersweet (Native)
2 Fox Grape
3 Poisin Ivy
4 Virginia Creeper
5 Wild Cucumber Vinee Echinocystis lobata
Herbaceous
1 Asparagus Asparagus officinalis
2 Buttercup Ranunculus acris
3 Canada Lily Lilium canadense
4 Canada Thistle Cirsium arvense
5 Daisy Bellis perennis
6 Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis
7 Dock Rumex crispus
8 Golder Ragwort Packera aurea
9 Goldernrod spp. Solidago spp.
10 Green Headed Conefloweer Rudbeckia laciniata
11 Hawkweed Hieracium
12 Indian Hemp (Dogbane) Apocynum cannabinum
13 Jewelweed Impatiens capensis
14 Loosestrive (Purple) Lythrum salicarria
15 Loosestrive (Whoreled Yellow) Lysimachia quadrifolia
16 Moneywort Lysimachia nummularia
17 New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
18 Pennsylvania Smartweed Polygonum pensylvanicum
19 Pinks Dianthus
20 Sensitive Feern Onoclea sensibili
21 Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides
22 Sweet Flag Acorus calamus
23 Teasel Dipsacus fullonum
24 Water Hemlock Cicuta maculata
25 White Avens Genum canadense ?
26 White Clover Trifolium repens
27 Willowleaf Amsoinia Amsonia tabernaemontana
28 Yellow Salsify Tragopogon dubius
Graminoids
1 Reed Canary Grass Phalaris arundinacea
2 Tussock Sedge Carex stricta
3 Rice Cutgrass
Leersia oryzoides
4 Horsetail Equisetum arvense
5 Soft Rush Juncus effusus
6 Peat Moss Spagnum
Total 80