Pollinator Field


This list was compiled in August, 2011.  Most of the species were included in two seed mixes developed by Penn State and sold by Ernst Conservation Seeds.  Because a small part of the field tends to be wet, we combined two different mixes developed for dry and wet conditions, respectively.  The field is some 0.6 acres in size, triangular in shape, and lies on a moderate slope facing South.

The field was sprayed with a general herbicide in Fall, 2010, and again in Spring, 2011.  It was planted some 3 weeks after the last application.  In spite of this treatment, a number of volunteer plants from the seed bank have appeared.

The current list is partial.  It includes all of the introduced varieties, but only a few of the volunteers.  We will continue to add to the list as volunteers are observed and identified.  The list is currently maintained as an excel spreadsheet, but we hope to extend it to a database format.

Common Name Biological Name Origin
1 Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata Ernst/Penn State Mix
2 Milkweed (Common) Asclepias syriaca Ernst/Penn State Mix
3 New England Aster Aster novae-angliae Ernst/Penn State Mix
4 Purple Stemmed Aster Aster puniceum (Symphyotrichum) Ernst/Penn State Mix
5 Blue False Indigo Babtisia australis Ernst/Penn State Mix
6 Partridge Pea Chamaecrist fasciculata Ernst/Penn State Mix
7 Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Ernst/Penn State Mix
8 Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum Ernst/Penn State Mix
9 Joe Pye Weed Eutrochium fistulosum Ernst/Penn State Mix
10 Marsh Blazing Star Liatris spicata Ernst/Penn State Mix
11 Blue Flax (Perennial) Linum perenne Ernst/Penn State Mix
12 Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis Ernst/Penn State Mix
13 Blue Lobelia (Great) Lobelia siphilitica Ernst/Penn State Mix
14 Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover meliotus officinalis Ernst/Penn State Mix
15 Monkey Flower (Square Stemmed) Mimulus incarnata Ernst/Penn State Mix
16 Bergamot (Wild) Monarda flstulosa Ernst/Penn State Mix
17 Spotted Bee Balm Monarda punctata Ernst/Penn State Mix
18 Tall White Beardtongue Penstemon digitalis Ernst/Penn State Mix
19 Gray Goldenrod Solidago nemoralis Ernst/Penn State Mix
20 Ohio Spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis Ernst/Penn State Mix
21 Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum Ernst/Penn State Mix
22 Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum Ernst/Penn State Mix
23 Blue Vervain Verbena hastata Ernst/Penn State Mix
24 Wingstem Verbesina alternfolia Ernst/Penn State Mix
25 Ironweed (Giant) Vernonia gigantea Ernst/Penn State Mix
1 Velvet Leaf Abutilon theophrastii Seed Bank
2 Ragweed Ambrosia artemisifolia Seed Bank
3 Dogbane Apocynum cannabinum Seed Bank
4 Burdock Arctium mimus Seed Bank
5 Buttrflyweed Asclepias tuberoswa Seed Bank
6 Borage Borago officinalis Seed Bank
7 Lamb's Quarters Chenopodium album Seed Bank
8 Enchanter's Nightshade Circaea quadrisulcata Seed Bank
9 Enchanter's nightshade Circaea quadrisulcata Seed Bank
10 Canada Thistle Cirsium arvense Seed Bank
11 Horseweed (Canadian) Conyza canadensis Seed Bank
12 Marjoram (Wild Oregano) Cunilla origanoides Seed Bank
13 Sedge (Globe) Cyperus globulosus Seed Bank
14 Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota Seed Bank
15 Teasel Dipsacus fullonum Seed Bank
16 Three-way Sedge Dulichium arundinaceum Seed Bank
17 Quackgrass Elymus repens Seed Bank
18 Willowherb Epilobium ciliatum Seed Bank
19 Pilewort     Erechtites hieracifolia Seed Bank
20 Pilewort (Fireweed) Erechtites hieracifolia Seed Bank
21 Daisy Fleabane Erigeron strigosus Seed Bank
22 Leafy Spurge Euphorbia esula Seed Bank
23 Leafy Spurge Euphorbia esula Seed Bank
24 Strawberry (Wild) Fragaria vesca Seed Bank
25 Pennyroyal (American) Hedeoma pulegioides Seed Bank
26 Jerusalem Artichoke Helianthus tuberosus Seed Bank
27 St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum Seed Bank
28 St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum Seed Bank
29 Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis Seed Bank
30 Prickly Lettuce Lactuca serriola Seed Bank
31 Indian Tobacco Lobelia inflata Seed Bank
32 Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria Seed Bank
33 Catnip Nepeta cataria Seed Bank
34 Evening Primrose Oenothera Biennis Seed Bank
35 Sorrel       Oxalis ? Seed Bank
36 Parsnip (Wild) Pastinaca sativa Seed Bank
37 Timothy Phleum pratense Seed Bank
38 Pokeweed Phytolacca americana Seed Bank
39 Smartweed Polygonum pensylvanicum Seed Bank
40 Cinqefoil (Common) Potentilla simplex Seed Bank
41 Cinquefoil (Common) Potentilla simplex Seed Bank
42 Foxtail (Giant) Setaria faberi Seed Bank
43 Foxtail (Yellow) Setaria glauca Seed Bank
44 Goldenrod Solidago ? Seed Bank
45 Tansy Tanacetum vulgare Seed Bank
46 Mullein Verbascum thapsus Seed Bank
47 White Vervain Verbena urticifolia Seed Bank

August 12, 2011