Plants of the Fairmount Park Stones Course

[PHOTO: Leaves of three, let them be–harmless Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia, orange arrow) and poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans, red arrow) are both abundant at the Fairmount Stones course.]

On May 11, we conducted an informal plant identification walk of the East Fairmount Park Stones course, led by David Hewitt from University of Pennsylvania/Academy of Natural Sciences/Philadelphia Botanical Club. We observed the following species:

11 May 2016; David Hewitt, John Janick, Jason Mifflin

Viburnum dentatum
Lonicera japonica
Lonicera mackii
Acer platanoides
Allaria petiolata
Hedera helix
Parthenocissus quinequefolia
Aralia spinosa
Alianthus altissima
Fagus grandifolia
Toicodendron radicans
Rubus phoenecolasius
Ornighogalum umbellatum
Ageratina altissima
Vinca major
Ilex opaca
Celastrus orbiculatus
Glechoma hederacea
Galium aparine
Platanus x acerifolia
Plantigo major
Poa pratensis
Taraxacum officinale
Dactylis glomerata
Stellaria media
Rubus allegheniensis
Calystegia sepium
Phytolacca americana
Prunus serotina
Polygonum aviculare
Rumex crispus
Arctium lappa
Liriodendron tulipifera
Pinus strobus
Veronica filiformis
Persicaria virginiana
Malus spp.
Fraxinus americana
Carya spp.
Eupatorium serotinum
Lindera benzoin
Acer pseudoplatanus
Ficaria verna
Rhammus cathartica
Allium ursinum
Philadelphus coronaries
Paulownia tomentosa