Asteraceae #2

When

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

What

Walk

Where

Beebe Lake, Cornell University Campus

Who

Arieh Tal

Description

The second in a series of three walks devoted to learning to identify our native asters and goldenrods. Registration is required if you wish to receive materials in advance. For e-mail registration, go to botphoto.com and click "Contact" on the top menu bar).  Meet at CCE at 1 pm to carpool or at Toboggan Lodge (behind Martha Van Renssalaer Hall) at 1:15 pm. 

Report

Photo at the start of the walk by Beebe Lake - Norm Trigoboff, photographer.

Despite the intermittant rain, we identified dozens of plants in bloom.  Most of these were different from those we saw blooming in May. We had a chance to use Arieh's latest asteraceae key for the Finger Lakes region, and it was good practice to clarify teminology.

 

List of Plants seen in vicinity of Beebe Lake

 

Acer saccharum var. sacharum

Sugar maple

 

Actaea racemosa (Cimicifuga racemosa)

Fairy candles, black Snakeroot, black cohosh, black bugbane

not native in Cayuga Basin, but IS in other parts of Finger Lakes

Ageratina altissima

White snakeroot

 

Alliaria petiolata

Garlic mustard

not native, invasive

Anemone virginiana

Thimbleweed

 

Angelica atropurpurea

Purple-stemmed angelica

 

Apocynum cannabinum

Indian hemp

 

Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa

American spikenard

 

Arctium lappa

Greater burdock

not native

Ascepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

 

Ascepias syriaca

Common milkweed

 

Bellis perennis

English daisy

not native

Butomus umbellatus

Flowering rush

not native

Calystegia sepium

Bindweed

not native

Campanula rotundifolia

Harebell

 

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersy tea

not native, invasive

Centaurea x moncktonii

Meadow knapweed

not native

Chelidonium majus

Celandine

not native

Cichorium intybus

Chickory

not native

Circaea lutetiana

Enchanter's nightshade

 

Cirsium vulgare

Bull thistle

 

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lance-leaved tickseed

naturalized

Cornus racemosa

Gray dogwood

 

Coronilla varia

Crown vetch

not native, invasive

Cystopteris bulbifera

Bulblet fern

 

Dipsacus fullonum

Teasle

not native

Dryopteris marginalis

Marginal wood fern

 

Duchesnea indica

Indian mock-strawberry

not native

Erechtites hieraciifolius

Pilewort, fireweed

 

Erigeron annuus

Daisy fleabane

 

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

 

Eurybia macrophylla

Large-leaved aster

 

Euthamia graminifolia

Grass-leaved goldenrod

 

Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

Spotted Joe-Pye weed

 

Fagus grandifolia

American beech

 

Filipendula ulmaria

Queen-of-the-meadow

not native

Frangula alnus (Rhamnus frangula)

glossy buckthorn

not native, invasive

Geum aleppicum

Yellow avens

not native

Geum canadense

White avens

 

Hamamelis virginiana

Witch hazel

 

Helianthus decapetalus

Thin-leaved sunflower

 

Heliopsis helanthoides

Oxeye

 

Hieracium murorum

wall hawkweed

 not native

Hieracium venosum

Rattlesnake hawkweed

 

Hylodesmum glutinosum (Desmodium glutinosum)

pointed-leaved tick trefoil

 

Hypericum perforatum

common St.Johnswort

 

Impatiens capensis

Spotted jewelweed

 

Impatiens pallida

Pale jewelweed

 

Lapsana communis

Nipplewort

not native

Lathyrus sylvestris

Flat peavine

not native

Leucanthemum vulgare

Oxeye daisy

naturalized

Lotus corniculatus

Birdsfoot trefoil

not native

Lysimachia ciliata

Fringed loosestrife

 

Lysimachia numularia

Moneywort

not native, invasive

Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

not native, invasive

Melilotus alba

white sweet clover

 

Melilotus officinalis

yellow sweet clover

 

Mimulus ringens

Monkey flower

 

Monarda didyma

Oswego tea

 

Monotropa uniflora

Indian-pipe

 

Mycelis muralis

Wall lettuce

not native

Myosotis scorpioides

True forget-me-not

not native

Nymphaea odorata

Sweet white water lily

not native

Nyssa sylvatica

Black gum

 

Penstemon hirsutus

Hairy beard-tongue

 

Persicaria virginiana (Polygonum virginianum)

Jumpseed

not native

Phryma leptostachya

Lopseed

 

Physocarpus opulifolius

Eastern ninebark

 

Picris hieracioides

ox-tongue

 

Pinus strobus

White pine

 

Poa pratense

Kentucky bluegrass

 

Podophyllum peltatum

Mayapple

 

Prunella vulgaris

Heal-all

not native

Prunus sp.

 plum, cherry, etc

 

Pycnanthemum muticum

Blunt mountain mint

introduced here, but native in NYS

Rhus aromatica

Fragrant sumac

 

Robinia pseudoacacia

Black locust

not native

Rubus occidentalis

Black raspberry, blackcaps

 

Rubus odoratus

Purple-flowering raspberry

 

Rudbeckia hirsuta

Black-eyed Susan

not native

Sassafras albidum

Sassafras

 

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup-plant

not native

Solanum carolinense

horse nettle

 

Solidago bicolor

Silverrod

 

Solidago caesia

Blue-stemmed goldenrod

 

Solidago juncea

early goldenrod

 

Sonchus asper

Spiny-leaved sow thistle

not native

Sonchus oleraceus

Common sow thistle

not native

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Heart-leaved aster

 

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum

Calico aster

 

Symphyotrichum novae-angliaea

New England aster

 

Tilia americana

American basswood

 

Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans

Poison ivy

 

Tsuga canadensis

Eastern hemlock

 

Tussilago farfara

Coltsfoot

not native