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Plant Species in the May Hill Nature Preserve

The species listed below were identified in May-June 2001 and July-August 2002.

Entrance trail

Wildflowers Blooming May-June Wildflowers Blooming July-August
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Wood Strawberry (Fragraria vesca)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Common Cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)
Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor)
Hawkweed (Hieracium vulgatum)
Broad-leafed Wood Violet (Viola latiuscula)
Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)
Tower Mustard (Arabis glabra)
Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)
Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata)
Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)
White Avens (Geum canadense)
Common Plantain (Plantago major)
Goldendrod (Solidago spp.)
White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum)
White Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Upland Woods

Wildflowers Blooming May-June Wildflowers Blooming July-August
Hepatica (Hepatica americana)
Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Dog Violets (Viola latiuscula)
Rue Anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)
Baneberry//Doll's Eyes (Actaea pachypoda)
Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia)
Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)

White Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus)

Trees and shrubs
 
  Upper Story Trees
Red Oak (Quercus borealis)
White Oak (Quercus alba)
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
Paper Birch, White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus)
  Understory Trees
American Hornbeam // Ironwood (Carpinus carolinia)
Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
  Shrubs
Witch Hazel (Hamamilis virginiana)
Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
 

Wetland Edge

Wildflowers Blooming May-June

Wildflowers Blooming July-August

Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)
Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia)
Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
Trillium (Trillium erectum)
Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolium)
Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
Broad-leafed Wood Violet (Viola latiuscula)
Hooked crowfoot (Ranunculus recurvatus)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
Golden Ragwort (Senaccio aureus)
Yellow Stargrass (Hypoxis hirsuta)
Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)
Daisy Fleabane (Erieron annuus)

Helleborine (Epipactus helleborine)
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
Mad Dog Skull Cap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
St. Johnswort (Hypericum)
Enchanters Nightshade (Circaea quadrisulcata)
Beggar Ticks (Bidens frondosa)
Thyme-leaved Speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia)

Trees and Shrubs

Mosses and Ferns

  Upper Story Trees
Yellow Birch (Betula lutea)
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
Striped Maple (Acer pennsylvanicum)
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Black birch (Betula lenta)
Black Ash (Fraximuns nigra)
  Understory Trees
American Hornbeam // Ironwood (Carpinus carolinia)
  Shrubs
Witch Hazel (Hamamilis virginiana)
Spice Bush (Lindera benzoin)
Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
Maple-leaved Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
Arrowood (Viburnum recognitum)
Poison Ivy (Rhuus radicans)

Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)
Interrupted Fern (Osmunda claytoniana)
Massachusetts Fern (Thelyptris simulata)
Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Wetland Core

Wildflowers Blooming May-June

Wildflowers Blooming July-August

Wild Calla//Water Arum (Calla palustris)
False Hellebore (Veratrum viride)
Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica)
Blue Flag (Iris versicolor)
Marsh Blue Violet (Viola cucullata)
Northern White Violet (Viola pallens)
Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)
Whorled Loosestrife or
Swamp Candles (Lysemachia quadrifolia)
Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)
Marsh Speedwell (Veronica scutellata)
Clearweed (Pilea pumila)
Jewelweed or Spotted Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)
Meadowsweet (Spiraea latifolia)
Beggars Ticks (Bidens frondosa)
Halberd-leaf Tearthumb (Polygonum saggitatum)
Arrow-leaf Tearthumb (Polygonum arifolium)
Northern Willow Herb (Epilobium glandulosum)
Northern Bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus)
Trees and Shrubs

Mosses and Ferns

  Trees
Red Maple//Swamp Maple (Acer rubrum)
Speckled Alder (Alnus incana)
Smooth Alder (Alnus rugosa)
Black Alder//Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
White Pine, Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus )
  Shrubs
High Bush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Meadowsweet (Spiraea latifolia)
Peat moss (Sphagnum spp.)
Marsh Fern (Thelypteris palustris)
Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)
Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)
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